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How The Non-Indictment Against Darren Wilson Affected This White American

Karen Fleshman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Karen Fleshman

I realized on November 24th 2014 that I needed to change direction. Up until then, I had dedicated myself to helping People of Color change- to attain employment authorization, or become US citizens, or attain corporate careers. From that evening on, I shifted focus- to helping White people change

An Open Letter To All Black Students At Predominately White Institutions

Brandon Patterson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Brandon Patterson

Since you have now completed Being Black At A PWI 101, this means that I am able to be frank with all of you. I am hoping that I can give to you the Black Student Handbook that your orientation leader was unable to offer you on that glorious hot summer day.

White Nationalists Gather On Halloween To Discuss How Oppressed They Are

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 150-plus white men who gathered on Halloween to discuss their shared European heritage and identity insisted they don’t think...

33 Hilarious Questions White People Have For Other White People

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.19.2015 | Black Voices

Though we're still waiting on the answers to the "24 Questions Black People Have For White People," BuzzFeed rounded up some quest...

White Fragility Is Racial Violence

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Amelia Shroyer

White people, we can do better. We can sit with our friends of color and feel our emotions without coopting their grief. We can do our own labor to educate ourselves, and find new sources of information to take the burden of our own ignorance off the people we have oppressed for centuries.

White Supremacy and Devaluation of African [Heritage] Lives

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The philosophy and practice of white supremacy devalues all African and African heritage lives whether human or non-human animal. White supremacy links slavery in the "Americas" with the ongoing police killings of unarmed black people and to the killing of animals on the continent of Africa.

Teaching Lessons of White Supremacy in Prime-Time: Blackrifice in the Post-Apocalyptic World of the CW's The 100

Eoin Higgins | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Eoin Higgins

The main problem with the CW's The 100 is a reliance on blackrifice to advance the motivations of the white characters in the narrative.

31 Things White People Should Culturally Appropriate

Terrence Chappell | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Terrence Chappell

Appropriators are doing themselves a great disservice if they think the Black experience is just limited to hairstyles and hip-hop. I decided to put together a list things White people really should be appropriating, so they can truly have a holistic, intimate grasp on Blackness.

Black Lives, White Silence And The Second Reconstruction

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

The tragic shooting deaths of nine African-American congregants in a South Carolina church and its juxtaposition with the ongoing debate about police mistreatment of African-Americans in a nation led by president who is part African suggests we are in a curious moment in U.S. history.

Jose Antonio Vargas Discusses Unpacking Race In New Doc 'White People'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

  MTV's documentary "White People" premiered on Wednesday and spurred an Internet frenzy around the role race plays in the lives of Ame...

11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

“We talk a lot about race in this country a lot, but we don’t include you [in] the conversation… I’m interested in how you f...

Let's Get Rid of the Term 'White Privilege'

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem with white privilege is that the concept is painfully easy to refute. I'm referring to white individuals who hear the word "privilege" thrown at them and interpret it as an individual attack rather than as a societal fact.

MTV Causes A Stir With 'White People' Documentary

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment

  NEW YORK (AP) — One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race whe...

White Millennials Explain What It Means To Be White In America, And You Should Listen

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

  In 1955 James Baldwin traveled to Leukerbad, Switzerland, a tiny village nestled in the heart of the Alps. The inhabitants, who had n...

Do Latino Neighborhoods Have More to Fear from Gentrification?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

In response to this dark side of gentrification, some Latino community leaders in Los Angeles launched the "gente-fication" movement ("gente" is Spanish for "people," but you already knew that).

White People, If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem

Karen Fleshman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Karen Fleshman

How much worse is it going to have to get before we take accountability for our racism and actively engage in dismantling it?

Rachel Dolezal - White Like Me - A Parody

Juliet Jeske | Posted 06.19.2015 | Comedy
Juliet Jeske

Comedians Kelley Lynn and Juliet Jeske's take on Rachel Dolezal.

I Sometimes Don't Want To Be White Either

Ali Michael | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ali Michael

Rachel Dolezal's actions are a potential pitfall for any White people on the journey towards recognizing the truth of what it means to be White and accepting responsibility for it. But we cannot not be White. And we cannot undo what Whiteness has done. We can only start from where we are and who we are.

Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
The Good Men Project

Socialized into a deeply internalized sense of superiority and entitlement that we are either not consciously aware of or can never admit to ourselves, white people become highly fragile in conversations about race."Getting it" when it comes to race and racism challenges our very identities as good white people.

'You Can Hang 'Em From a Tree...'

Rebecca Todd Peters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Rebecca Todd Peters

We are responsible for the sins of the present, both the individual sin of prejudice and the social sin of racism. When I saw racism on my campus as a college student, I looked away and stopped attending those parties. This sort of passive resistance is not enough. White people must speak out against these behaviors.

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.

'Fresh Off The Boat' Brings Asian-Americans To The Table On Network TV

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

When you think of a network sitcom, you think of white people. Though many might consider that an overstatement, it's not far from the truth. Sitc...

'Do You Have A Black Friend?'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy

In honor of Black History Month, Jimmy Kimmel decided to put white people on the spot by asking the age-old question, "Do you have a Black friend?" ...

Learning White-American History

Courtney McKinney | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices
Courtney McKinney

Being African-American in America means knowing the country was not made for you. I mean this literally, not figuratively.

This School Is All About Diversity. NOT!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2014 | Black Voices

Welcome to Winchester University, the "third most diverse private school that begins with the letter W." OK, fine, so the school isn't actually rea...