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White Privilege

7 Things We White People Can Do When We've Said or Done Something Biased

Peter DiCaprio | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Peter DiCaprio

Just like anything that resides in our unconscious, our biases can rear their misinformed heads and lead us to say or do some pretty stinky stuff sometimes. When we do, here's a list of suggestions that might help to process that lousy feeling, grow through it, take responsibility for ourselves, and become less likely to act out our biases in the future.

24 Questions Black People Need White People To Answer, Like Right Now

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices

"Do y'all really think Miley is the one who created twerking? Really?" This is just one of "24 Questions Black People Have For White People,...

What's the Matter with 'All Lives Matter'

David Bedrick | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
David Bedrick

When a white person responds to the statement "Black Lives Matter" by countering with "All Lives Matter" they exhibit a blindness to the privilege of living outside of a painful and marginalizing lens that highlights their race; a privilege not enjoyed by black and brown people.

Fox News Hosts Lament How Hard It Is To Be White

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media

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What Prison, Poetry, And A Redhead Have In Common

Susan Sobel | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Susan Sobel

What do you say to a young girl in juvenile detention when she tells you she cannot eat the Cheetos you offered because her "daddy" wants her skinny, so she can keep making him money?

A Tiered System of Justice, the Veil, & "Double Consciousness"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Maybe one day, we white people may escape from our self-imposed hermetically sealed worlds that cut us off from the realities of our neighbors of color, a day when we become fluent in the multiple languages of "race."

How Trump Became the Hero of the Republican Party

Roya Rastegar | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Being Republican has become an aspirational brand. The GOP uses racial difference to create an aspiration out of being white. Trump is banking on it.

To The Angry Shopper Who Criticized Our Black Lives Matter Display

Jarek Steele | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices
Jarek Steele

You have black friends, black family members, black co-workers, black heroes. You don't need to be told about racism or white privilege. You might think this whole movement creates more trouble than it solves. Why, you may ask, do we insist upon bringing it up time and again? Here's why.

Hook Up Apps Are the Wrong Arena to Demand Equality

Jessica Joseph | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

It's up to you, especially if you are not in the mainstream to re-define for a new LGBT generation what is considered a heroic, erotic, queer ideal.

The Firsthand Racism I Experienced in Australia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Violeta Ayala

Ironically, the most disadvantaged Australians aren't from somewhere else at all. We talk proudly about the fact that Australia is a multicultural country, as long as the multi-cultural society remains subordinate to the dominating white culture.

Sticks and Stones

Soren Palmer | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Soren Palmer

The childhood rhyme of sticks and stones is bullshit: words can hurt people. There is no such ambiguity regarding the N-word, a powerful example of linguistic evolution and understanding that words can hurt people and represent larger societal wounds.

I Am Darren Wilson

Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer

I am Darren Wilson. Which is to say I am guilty in the slaying of Michael Brown. Think of me as the guy who, with malice a forethought, plots to establish the means by which the crime can be committed. My complicity ends now. I choose to break the silence.

Question: Why Must We Still Talk About Race? Answer: Twelve.

MaryAnn McKibben Dana | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion
MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Whites often insist that they are not racist. But they're not the point. Twelve is the point. The institution of slavery persisted for twelve generations of African Americans. How long do you think it should take to dismantle twelve generations of racial oppression?

The Race/War

Christian Gabriel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Christian Gabriel

Non-white people uphold and participate and support racism every day simply by existing, but they will never experience the privilege of whiteness existing in a system designed to keep white peoples on top.

The War At Home: A Year in White Violence and Panic Since the Death of Mike Brown

B. Dolan | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
B. Dolan

We have witnessed a wide spectrum of dysfunctional and often deadly behavior by White Americans in the 12 months since Ferguson. There is a deadly serious problem with race in America, and it belongs to White People.

My Encounter With a 'Non-Racist' in Fear of a Black Neighborhood

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

Mandela's death should remind us that racism exists outside of institutions and seeps into our daily lives. Apartheid no longer stands as a law and yet it lives in so many people's minds. We have to pick up the fight from where Mandela left off.

Confessing #BlackLivesMatter

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

When the counter-protestors began the chant #AllLivesMatter what they were really saying is that black lives do not matter more than theirs. If these people sincerely believed that #AllLivesMatter, we would not be forced to chant and declare that #BlackLivesMatter.

America in Black and White

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Media
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The process of change begins with us and ends with us. Through social media and grassroots movement we can unite our colors as we did on June 26, 2015. We can inspire American Dreams for generations to come before the riots begin, before the violence turns viral.

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.

Was Jesus Racist?

Trudy Smith | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion
Trudy Smith

It's a strange encounter, one that I have never heard discussed in a sermon. Christian doctrine professes that Jesus is fully God and fully human, but getting into the messy implications of the Messiah's human side can make for an uncomfortable Bible study

The Conversation (Not 'Feud') Between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift

Katherine Warren | Posted 08.14.2015 | Media
Katherine Warren

It would be a mistake to diminish their tweets to a "catfight," which conjures the image of two thirteen-year-old girls fighting over a boy, not two serious artists discussing their careers.

10 Reasons Why Privilege Doesn't Exist

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Kiara Imani Williams

I'm tired of people talking about privilege like it's a real thing. I mean, come on - it's a socially constructed concept to make the dominant groups in society feel guilty. As a skinny person, I've been told I have some type of thin privilege in this country. Let me explain why this isn't true.

The White Anti-Racism Tone Police: White Supremacy vs. White Privilege

Jesse Benn | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Jesse Benn

White supremacy refers to a racial hierarchy in which whiteness sits atop of. The United States was founded on a system--legally, culturally, economically, and politically--of white male upper class supremacy. All of these remain today.

Travel and Privilege: Why Is International Travel Easy for Nationals of Some Countries, But Not for Others?

The Advice Project | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
The Advice Project

Advice Project Cameroon Program Manager, Fomuso Blessing Nabila, and two teens from our class in Bamenda, Cameroon (Gaelle and Shneider), spent over 30 hours traveling due to a myriad of visa complications and problems with airline and airport officials.