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White Privilege

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.

Cultural Appropriation - Thank You Lionel Shriver

Sherry Bronson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Books
Sherry Bronson

I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance. Her argument appeared sound: the genre is fiction, therefore it's made up, imaginary, and nobody should take offense.

Gabrielle Union Wants To Have An Honest Conversation About Amy Schumer’s White Privilege

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 09.25.2016 | Entertainment

Ahead of the release of her new film “The Birth of a Nation,” Gabrielle Union has refused to stay silent about the oppressions large and small fac...

A White Guy Talks About White Privilege

Outspeak | Posted 09.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

White privilege exists. There's no denying it. The sooner we collectively accept it, the better things will be for everyone. No matter what way you spin it, white people are not oppressed.

It's Time To Call Out 'Nice Racists' And Their White Fragility

Christy DeGallerie | Posted 09.12.2016 | Black Voices
Christy DeGallerie

You've gone on and on for hours to tell me that I've hurt your feelings. Well, you know what? It's a privilege to only get your feelings hurt after being called a racist, rather than experiencing racism itself.

Yes, I Want My White Kids Challenged To Question Their Privilege

Jessica Claire Haney | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Jessica Claire Haney

Is it okay if a high school student says at the end of her year in tenth grade World Literature, "This class made me feel bad about being white?"

This Food-Bro Is Gentrifying Vietnamese Pho

Khanh Ho | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Bon Appetit just put out a viral new video, highlighting the work of a chef-owner...and, in the process, nearly wrecking his career. The chef is Tyler Akin--a bro with a five o'clock shadow and a telegenic soft-spoken demeanor who looks like he could totally hang out with you at a frat house kegger but totally object to the use of rohypnol.

The Privilege of Hillary Clinton Voters

Ben Spielberg | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

The thing is, the argument that the Democrats are the only actual alternative voters have to Trump -- that the status quo cannot be radically improved and that incremental change is all that is possible -- is one that many people cannot afford.

The Venomous Trio Of Racism, Hypocrisy And White Privilege Were Present At The 2016 Rio Olympics

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Racism, double standards, White denial and racial resistance are real facts of everyday life. However, for most people of color, we did not need the 2016 Olympic Games to shed light on such a grim and truthful reality.

Lyin' Lochte: How White Lies Influence Our Opinions on Ethnic Places

Ranier Maningding | Posted 08.21.2016 | Sports
Ranier Maningding

Ryan Lochte is a FRAUD. This 32-year-old man and his gang of thugs stormed into a Brazilian gas station, took a piss on the floor, and broke the ba...

On 'White Privilege' And Why I Stay Silent

Alex McKelvey | Posted 08.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Alex McKelvey

If I don't post my stupid comedy videos immediately, chances are it won't make it to Facebook. I'll decide it's not worth keeping or there will be a terror attack or a racially charged killing commanding the internet's attention that would make releasing a micro short of me dancing at a Hanana frozen yogurt shop feel dirty.

9 Tweets That Sum Up The Glaring White Privilege In #LochteGate

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices

Ryan Lochte is swimming in scandal after reports from Rio police claim the American Olympian fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Braz...

The Culture Of The Smug White Liberal

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 08.28.2016 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

The truth is that Liberalism is about making elites feel better about themselves and their lives without requiring the underlying action of significantly improving the lives of African-Americans.

The Privilege To Declare Mutiny While Your Black Friends Scream For Basic Human Rights

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 08.12.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

I wanted to live in a world where race is not a topic of discussion, my race did not afford me the privilege to bury racism as a past Americanism like slavery shackles. Racism followed me through diverse landscapes, showing itself to me in varied forms, at times choking me and making me submit to the fact that some would always see me only as a n-word.

I Desegregated My Twitter Feed, And You'll Never Believe What Happened Next

Justin Cohen | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Justin Cohen

Because White people have so few non-White people in their social circles, it is easy for White communities to perpetuate a fantasy in which their own relative social advantage comes at no cost to others. Even my social media life seemed to reinforce my racial and socioeconomic isolation.

How I Learned To Love Black People: Confessions Of A Good White Person

Susana Rinderle, MA, ACC | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susana Rinderle, MA, ACC

For White people learning to love Black people doesn't require us to like them, be like them or like what they like. It requires overcoming our irrational fears. It requires getting to know African Americans as they really are, listening to their whole truth, and believing them.