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

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.30.2015 | 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...

White People Beware, Your Reign Is Almost Over

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.06.2014 | Comedy

White people of the United States, get ready. Because your reign is coming to an end. The satirical Saturday Night Live segment aired Oct. 4th wit...

Irrelevant Things I Learned From White People That Increased My Social Capital

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy
Deborah Plummer

I have learned a lot of really important things from my white friends. But I have also learned a lot of irrelevant things from my white friends. And although the learning appears to be irrelevant, this insider knowledge has come in quite handy, particularly in social situations.

Most White People Don't Have A Single Close Black Friend

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

Despite all the talk about our supposedly post-racial society, friend groups among Americans remain starkly segregated. A recent study conducted by...

WATCH: These Guys Explain 'Diet Racism'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices

Have you ever heard someone say, "I'm not racist, but," and finish the sentence with a declaration that's totally racist? Thanks to the perfectly a...

How White People Should Write About Ferguson

Julie Mannell | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Julie Mannell

Perhaps instead we should consciously endeavor to support the discourse about the experiences of people of color in 2014 written by actual people of color.

'Columbusing': When White People Think They Discovered Something They Didn't

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.26.2014 | Black Voices

You know that moment when white people think they've "discovered" something, but in fact, it existed LONG before they deemed it a thing? For example, ...

Check My Privilege, Please!!!

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices
Jack Mirkinson

My biggest problem with these articles is this: in what world are white people, and especially white men, actually lacking in outlets to express their views? If you're a white person and you can't find a way to say what you think about something, that just means you're not trying at all. There are few easier things in life than to be a white man with an opinion.

Magic With Samuel L. Jackson

David Trumble | Posted 04.13.2014 | Black Voices
David Trumble

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An Open Letter to Kylie (formerly known as Keisha) Austin

Chevonne Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Chevonne Harris

Hello Kylie, while I understand your rationalization to change your name from Keisha to Kylie, I must say I was quite saddened by your final decision.

Rap Video Sends Powerful Message About Stop And Frisk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

Controversial New York City laws permitting the use of stop-and-frisks have ignited controversy, raising concerns over racial profiling and privacy v...

Dating For White People

Posted 07.24.2013 | Comedy

"White People Meet" is the new dating website where white people can just meet other white people. Wait, that sounds bad. Let's just say it's the perf...

Let Us Now Damn Religious Men

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

It seems increasingly clear that at the core of our modern politics, which is to say, of an American politics mired in and thwarted by twisted fantasies and lies, is the religiousness of many of its practitioners. Problem is, religious people will believe anything.

How Whites Think About Race

thinkprogress.org | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

People across the ideological spectrum are agitated over this Philadelphia Magazine article by Robert Huber entitled , “Being White in Philly: White...

WATCH: Colbert's New Idea For White Republicans

Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert's favorite city, New York, has changed. Not one person was murdered one day last week -- friggin' Guiliani, right? And that's bad n...

Whiteness in the Age of Obama

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

The change that's happening is not just demographic. It isn't that America is beginning to be everyone's country. It's that it has always been everyone's country, and that fact is harder and harder for anyone to deny.

WATCH: Maher Issues Stern Warning To White People

Posted 11.11.2012 | Comedy

One of the major takeaways from this election was watching, in real time, the Republican party learn that if they want to stay relevant, they simply m...

Overrated White People

Marc Lamont Hill | Posted 12.08.2012 | Black Voices
Marc Lamont Hill

To honor the true spirit of Columbus Day, I have created my own list of overrated white people. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are countless other White people who are equally underwhelming.

What We Can't Afford to Do Again

Joan Walsh | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Joan Walsh

No matter what's going on in the world, the right can find a cultural issue that will get the left to fight itself, to atomize into little groups, and to give voice to factions that frighten Americans on the sidelines -- often, the left-out white middle and working class -- and the country winds up the worse for it.