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White Privilege

4 Ways I've Been A Jerk About Race In America

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Laura A Boggs

We like to deny there's an issue with profiling or racism or discrimination or whatever you want to call it in this country. That's the equivalent of There, there, it's all in your head, dear.

The Real Reason White People Say "All Lives Matter"

John Halstead | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
John Halstead

Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." Apparently, something about the statement "Black Lives Matter" makes us uncomfortable. Why is that?

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Anna Kegler

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?

Support The Police And Address Police Violence: The True 'Law and Order'

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

By demonizing a movement, law-and-order hard-liners ignore both the human tragedy of black lives lost, as well as the operational problem of police violence.

Dear America, Our Time Is Now: Creating The Collective Vision

Ginnie Love | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact
Ginnie Love

Let us come together with the maturity to listen to others experiences and the humbleness to do whatever necessary to create a world where all are valued, protected and given opportunity to live the American Dream.

I Am A White Woman And I'm Afraid For My Black Boyfriend

Victoria Yore | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Victoria Yore

I am a white woman and I don't know what to do or say. I can only strive to be compassionate, loving, understanding, informed, and slow to judge. I refuse to stand down and be quiet.

Searching For Solutions

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Gordon Bennett

As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.

The Logic Of White Male Discomfort

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 07.18.2016 | Education
Robert F. Walsh

I'm a straight middle class white male in America, and I'm really uncomfortable. Right now, that's how it should be.

White Privilege Exists

Erin Parker | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Erin Parker

White privilege. I made it through the majority of my life never hearing these two words. Growing up in Indiana, white is mostly what I saw, learned about, and followed.

Every Time You Say "All Lives Matter" You Are Being an Accidental Racist

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

You can totally stop being an ignorant racist right now. This instant. You don't even have to lift a finger. All you have to do is learn. I've said it before and I'll say it again: it is never a bad thing to learn.

An Open Letter to "All Lives Matter" Millennials

Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield

Growing up in inner city Detroit and attending Detroit Public Schools in the ‘90s, the racial makeup of my classroom wasn’t much more diverse than...

Gorilla Lives Matter: White Silence Regarding The Death Of Blacks

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

My question for white people is when do you consider black death a tragedy? What do you feel as you watch the traumatic and disturbing footage of the blood and life drain out of Philando Castile's body?

Confessions Of A Straight White Male

James McCrae | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
James McCrae

Human nature does not go gently into that good night, but the time has come to evolve past the outdated impulses that no longer serve us.

Racial Injustice: Is This Just The Way It Is?

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

The shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling made headlines last week, pushing their way even into my headline. I don't like to jump int...

White Silence Is Not An Option

Jess Davidson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jess Davidson

Guilt, discomfort and grief will not solve the problem alone. We cannot depend on empathy to save Black Lives. Rather, we must embrace our discomfort and act.

In The Midst Of Racial Tension, Here Are Seven Posts To Rekindle Your Faith In Humanity

Sheena Vasani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Sheena Vasani

After the Dallas shootings and the senseless violence against Black lives, America needs peace and hope more than ever.

Of Course, #BlackLivesMatter. How Could Anything Be Less Controversial?

Mark Suster | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Mark Suster

Black Lives Matter doesn't say ONLY Black Lives Matter. It doesn't exclude other people  --  it calls attention to the unique prejudices black people face in America. And saying "all lives matter" is a direct attack to say that black people can't unify around their unique problems and grievances.

On Struggle In Our Historical Moment

Anthony B. Pinn | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Anthony B. Pinn

The idea that love is the guiding force serving to bring U.S. citizens together is an old fallacy without historical evidence. This is theological slight of hand, a theologically driven wish without grounding. This nation is built on bodies brutalized and disregarded.

When This White Woman Tries To Imagine Being A Person Of Color

Lisa Rosenthal | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Rosenthal

I can see what's going on in this country, just like anyone who has their eyes open, and their defenses down. When is it enough? How many black people need to be killed? To become an epidemic? To become a national problem? To become an emergency? To matter?

White, Teen Boy Interrogates His Own Privilege In Passionate Poem

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.13.2016 | Black Voices

Privilege. Some don’t get what it means, but 14-year-old Royce Mann sure does. The 8th grader recently recited a poem titled “White Boy Privilege...

An Open Letter From An Admitted Racist

Gretchen Palmer | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Gretchen Palmer

If you would have told me three years ago, before Michael Brown, before Eric Garner, before the Black Lives Matter movement that I am a racist, I woul...

13 Tweets Explain The Deadly Impact White Privilege Has On Black People

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices

Since last week, we’ve learned the names of several black men who were killed by cops across the country including Alton Sterling, Philando Castile...

White Privilege Is Not An Indictment Unless You Deny It

Kyle Battle | Posted 07.10.2016 | Black Voices
Kyle Battle

Having white privilege is not an indictment on white people. Identifying white privilege is not synonymous with chastising white people; it's merely the acknowledgment of a dynamic in this country.

The Racism I've Experienced As A White Mom Who Adopted Black Kids

Deb Besinger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents
Deb Besinger

Racism is real… I’ve experienced it even as an adoptive white mom of black kids. To my friends who are uncomfortable with the thought that they or...

How White People Can Fight Racism Today

Jess Rotenberg | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents
Jess Rotenberg

As a white mom of two preschool age white boys, I don't want to talk so much about ‪#‎altonsterling‬ and #philandocastile that I drown out black voices. White people need to be amplifying black voices talking about THEIR experiences.