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White Parents: We Need To Have 'The Talk' With Our Kids

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I want to suggest: White parents and grandparents need to have a talk about racialized policing with their children and grandchildren. Tell them that black people, including black children -- their classmates, teammates, and playmates -- can be stopped by the police, hurt by the police, and even killed by the police just because they are black.

White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

Clinton: Whites Must Listen To 'Legitimate Cries' Of Black People

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Friday that white people must do more to understand the experiences that African-A...

Lol This Is Basically Every White Friend You Have

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact

DISCLAIMER: the following is a parody post, on a parody Facebook page called Millennials of New York. But the faux-candid testimony (a spoof of the he...

A Buddhist Call To Action Against the Suffering of Racism

Anurag Gupta | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Anurag Gupta

Buddhist teachings are grounded in principles of interdependence, non-separation, and reverence for life, supported by practices of mindfulness and co...

Ten Things White People Need To Quit Saying

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

If any of this offends you as a white person, I ask simply that you sit with that discomfort for a while. Really feel it. Now imagine that your distress weren't the temporary consequence of reading an article, but rather the permanent consequence of living in your own skin.

Bill Maher Is Tired Of Whites Self-Righteously Crapping On Themselves

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.23.2016 | Comedy

Bill Maher took white liberals and conservatives to task over racism on Friday. The "Real Time with Bill Maher" host called out conservatives who beli...

An Open Letter to My White Biz Besties

Apryl Beverly | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
Apryl Beverly

When I becane my own boss, I saw myself as an educated professional using my knowledge to launch a business I loved. But somehow, I was reminded that I was a Black woman using her knowledge to launch a business she loved. And with that came a whole new set of unwritten rules and regulations.

WATCH: Survey Reveals a Startling Truth About White Christians

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

White Christians are as a whole less likely to believe the experiences of black Americans than non-Christian whites.

Callused Hands: The Shrinking Working Class White Vote

Keith Gaddie | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics. White working class voters were the largest bloc in the electorate. They provided the foundation for the New Deal, the most durable political coalition in U.S. history Today, the white working class vote faces multiple challenges to exerting influence, as their numbers and clout have declined.

Why Does My White Church Have to Talk About Race?

Rev. Dominique C. Atchison | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dominique C. Atchison

If there is no potential for non-white membership, do we still have to talk about race? I hate to say it but the answer is still yes. You do. And here are some reasons why.

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 they...

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 questions that white peop...

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 Americans -- particu...

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 feel.” That’s ...

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

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.21.2016 | 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 when they didn't feel th...

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 not encountered to...