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Systemic Racism

Response to Ferguson: Systemic Problems Require Systemic Solutions

John A. Powell | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
John A. Powell

Decades of segregation and inequality in Ferguson, as well as most American metropolitan areas, have fostered a racial inequality exacerbated by the criminalization of not just poverty, but the criminalization of black and brown bodies. Too many whites are too willing to believe that a black body poses a threat.

Ambiguous Power Guy and Divesting From Mainstream LGBTQ Movements

J Mase III | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

As trans people of color, we must be empowered to walk away from organizations that do not hear our rallying cries and our petitions, that pass us over for promotions again and again. Every day, new organizations serving trans people of color are popping up that empower our communities. Let's do better at supporting them.

Braden Goyette

15 Charts That Show The U.S. Isn't Over Racism | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, officially banning discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. ...

Rebecca Hiscott

White People Think One Black Person's Success Proves Racism Is Over | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

As the votes were tallied for the 2008 presidential election, conservative pundit William Bennett weighed in on the election's significance. “I’ll...

We Shouldn't Make Excuses For Racism

Asher Huey | Posted 05.30.2012 | Black Voices
Asher Huey

Friday morning on Fox and Friends, Geraldo Rivera stated, "I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman wa...

Anti-Abortion Billboards Demonstrate Ignorance of problems facing Black community

Christine Bork | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

These billboards recklessly imply that women of color are simple, one-dimensional, misguided and incapable of intelligent choices related to their own bodies, families and communities.

Did a White Sheriff and District Attorney Orchestrate a Race-Based Coup in a Northern Louisiana Town?

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jordan Flaherty

In Waterproof, Louisiana, the African American mayor and police chief assert that they have been forced from office and arrested as part of an illegal coup carried out by an alliance of white politicians.

Africville apology is a start, not an end

Mike Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Barber

Last week's apology by city of Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly, for the evictions and razing of the African-Canadian community of Africville in Nova Scotia ...

White Racism Black Bigotry: The Talk About Race is All Wrong!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The problem with discussing "issues of race," is that it dummies down the issue of racism to an individual level, when the real problem is at the macro level.

American Violet: A Powerful Movie about Race and the Drug War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.