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White Privilege

Afro-Latinx Poet Takes On White Privilege In Powerful Poem

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.05.2017 | Latino Voices

Gabriel Ramirez is not mincing words when it comes to calling out those who don’t recognize their white privilege. The New York-based poet and teac...

Three New Year's Resolutions For White America

Justin Cohen | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Justin Cohen

“The word racist would be dismissed as a profane slur put upon the common man, as opposed to an accurate description of actual men.” -Ta-Nehisi Co...

How To Be A Better Ally In 2017

Christopher Lawrence | Posted 01.03.2017 | Black Voices
Christopher Lawrence

This year, be a better ally while you support marginalized groups and those with lived experiences by catering to the unique needs of that specific group. If you aren't sure where to start, I've come up with a few ways that we all can be a better ally in 2017.

After Obama. White Privilege Or White Responsibility At Private Schools

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 12.16.2016 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

Our ten-year-old black daughter spent seven of the eight years of Barack Obama's presidency at a private school in Brooklyn, New York. Academically t...

President Obama: I Never Doubted My Ability To Get White Support

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.14.2016 | Black Voices

Prolific writer Ta-Nehisi Coates published a riveting cover story in The Atlantic on Tuesday that explores his relationship with President Barack Obam...

An Open Letter To My White Family, Friends, Neighbors And Colleagues

Susan Naimark | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Susan Naimark

This is our moment to be the moral compass that our nation needs.

Gay, White, And Confronting Racism

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 11.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

From social media to sexual preference, the conversation stays real and attempts to shed some light on the actual benefit for White people of confronting their own limited thinking and inherent racism.

If You Bristle at the Term "White Fragility," That's White Fragility

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Christian Piatt

You hear the term “Black Lives Matter,” and it pisses you off. You think, “What about me? Doesn’t my life matter? Why do we have to say that b...

An open letter to my fellow straight white men...

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

November 13, 2016 It's time for us to step up straight white men! This campaign and this election have exposed many issues in our country and our wor...

10 Ways I'm Choosing To Help President-Elect Trump

Joe Boyd | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Joe Boyd

I will use my position as a business owner to elevate the women in my life to a place of greater power and influence. I will give women in my organization the same benefits and opportunities as men.

We Must Continue to Fight for the American Dream

Steve Iannelli | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Steve Iannelli

We must acknowledge who we are and how we have contributed to the entrenchment of privilege and racial supremacy.

My Post-Election Hope Is A Privilege

Katrina Sands | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Katrina Sands

As a Canadian, I am baffled, disgusted, and terrified. This election was an opportunity to make history, to put a devastating crack in the glass ceili...

A White American Responds To The Election

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 11.09.2016 | Religion
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

To everyone I know from Mexico, yesterday I called you friend, today I call you family. To every immigrant who God has sent to enrich my life -- natur...

A White American's Reaction To The Election

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 11.09.2016 | Religion
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

You are all my sisters and my brothers and I am overwhelmed right now. So although I'm not Catholic, today I will go and light a candle for you, praying to the God Who Sees. Tomorrow and hereon after, I will work harder to leverage my privilege for you.

Why Do We Think It's Funny 2 Privileged Bros Pranked Their Way Into N. Korea?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.04.2016 | World

It seems that offensive antics are par for the course for these two “golfers.” Evan Shay and Morgan Ruig, both 28-year-olds from Brisbane, Austral...

Donald Trump And The Rise Of White Identity In Politics

The Conversation US | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Many political commentators credit Donald Trump's rise to white voters' antipathy toward racial and ethnic minorities. However, we believe this focus on racial resentment obscures another important aspect of racial thinking.

Atoning For Slavery: An Institution Grapples With Its Original Business Model

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Georgetown will issue a formal apology for its part in this ugly chapter in American history, erect a monument to its slaves, rename two buildings that honor Jesuit priests who facilitated the sale of the 272, and establish an institute for the study of slavery.

A Look At The 2016 Election And Days Gone By

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Sorensen

What would an alien do if it were given these two options? Well, the alien would probably ask why the hell the entire planet was separated so much and at war when it's just a piece of dust in the scheme of the universe.

Let's Do Away With Giving White People 'Black' Cards. They Don't Deserve It

Erika Hardison | Posted 10.18.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

We don't need to issue out cards or passes as a reward to white people for them being able to understand us.

Trump And His Ilk Want To Roll Back Women's Rights

Tim Rymel | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Tim Rymel

America, with all its wealth and technology, doesn't seem much further along than third-world countries when it comes to how women are viewed. The fact that someone like Donald Trump has gotten as far as he has, spurred on by millions of militant, mindless followers, leaves a rather bleak view of women's rights and their future status. We should all be concerned.

White Girl Writes About Race

Colleen Sargeant James | Posted 10.13.2016 | Women
Colleen Sargeant James

Since returning home at the end of 2015, I am finding myself far more sensitive to it than before. With white privilege being thrown right in my face, what kind of person would I be if I chose to come home and ignore it?

Why I'm Atoning For Racism This Yom Kippur

Rachel Laser | Posted 10.12.2016 | Religion
Rachel Laser

The following post is a shortened version of a Yom Kippur talk given at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, OH. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of ...

Trump and Pence - The Epitome of White Male Privilege

Nida Khan | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Nida Khan

Back in the summer of ‘09, President Obama remarked that police in Cambridge, Massachusettes acted “stupidly” when they arrested Harvard Univers...

Why Don't White People Believe People of Color About Racism?

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Griffin

Owning up to our racist system and our place in it can be uncomfortable, even painful. But the pain of reckoning with that complicity is nothing like the pain of losing a son, losing a sister, worrying every day that your child may not come home safe.

How White Allies Can Help Black People

Tayo Rockson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
Tayo Rockson

There's so much work to be done but I believe we can all get it done if we work together, acknowledge our privileges and use them to fix the system.