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White Supremacy

Racism's Sinister Word Games

Salon | Aaron Hanlon | Posted 03.21.2015 | Black Voices

In a striking recent video interview, a Guardian reporter presses Pat Godwin, president of Selma, Alabama’s United Daughters of the Confederacy, on ...

Calling Out One Racist Doesn't Make White People Any Less Complicit In Supremacy

The Guardian | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices

I always knew that I was black, but I did not begin to understand what it meant to be black until it was demonstrated to me: when I was nine years old...

The Story We Don't Tell About Selma

Cassandra Jackson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Black Voices
Cassandra Jackson

On March 7 2015, the 50th anniversary of Selma, the president recounted the awe-inspiring story of what happened in Alabama in 1965: Despite their seeming powerlessness, African-Americans and their allies engaged in nonviolent protest that compelled a nation

Call It Western Supremacy

David Moore | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion
David Moore

We are historically and pathologically obligated to replay the dramas of the Spartans and Greeks against the "other." Feeling superior, we are free to disrespect their ways to sustain our own.

South Africans Transform Historic Sites Into Powerful Public Tributes Honoring Mandela

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices

On this day in 1990, massive crowds gathered throughout South Africa to celebrate the release of the nation's beloved Nelson Mandela. It marked a m...

'Clarissa Explains It All' -- Even White Supremacy

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women

Clarissa Darling of '90s sitcom "Clarissa Explains It All," has given us the 411 on everything from pimples to training bras to annoying little brothe...

White Hate Leader Donated To Scalise

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

A longtime adviser to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke donated money to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Federal Election Commission re...

Supporting Only 'Good' Black Victims Won't Dismantle White Supremacy

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 02.15.2015 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

All. Black. Lives. Matter. Not just the ones who make White America comfortable.

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!' and 'I Can't Breathe!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Can we as a society cut through the vail and begin to know and understand those different from ourselves, to have the ability to walk in the shoes of another, to break down these "us" versus "them" notions that separate?

Call It What Is Is: White Hegemony

Trey Lyon | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Perhaps you remain unconvinced that White Hegemony exists at all. If that's you, or someone you know, please consider the following.

Racism: It's the Law

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Not even minimal justice was in the cards for the loved ones of Michael Brown or the occupied community in which he lived -- because that's not how it works. Officer Wilson, whatever he did inside or outside the state's rules on the use of lethal force when he confronted Brown on the afternoon of Aug. 9, was on the front line of a racist and exploitative system.

The United States of Emergency

Broderick Greer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Broderick Greer

In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.

Seven Ways to Prepare for the Ferguson Grand Jury's Statement

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 01.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

Here's what I'm doing -- as a white, middle-aged, middle-class clergywoman, 552 miles from Ferguson -- to prepare for the moment when the announcement is made. While your own choices about what to do will likely be different, depending on who and where you are, I encourage you to make plans in advance, hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.

Ta-Nehisi Coates On White Supremacy And A Life Of Struggle

The Root | The Root Staff | Posted 10.30.2014 | Black Voices

This year we selected writer Ta-Nehisi Coates as the top honoree on The Root 100, our annual list of influential and high-achieving African Americans....

Mascotism and the Redskins

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.29.2014 | Sports
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

"Mascotism," as we might name the use of terms, stereotypes, and images, touches on the very difficult issue of colonialism, domination and racism that is so deeply entrenched in American history and society.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

Angry White Men on the Right

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The Republican Party, as the instrument of the forces of corporatist oligarchy, has had a major hand (more so than the Democrats) in injuring the economic prospects of these men. But the ways these injuries have been inflicted are more hidden than the social revolutions that toppled the old order of automatic superiority.

Black Gain Is White Pain -- How the White Right Justifies Racial Injustice

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 11.09.2014 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

To the modern right, black gain is white pain. The more respectable among them have learned that if you pretend to believe that racism does not exist, despite the undeniable evidence, you can perpetuate white supremacist outcomes indefinitely.

Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

Tariq Nasheed on the Current State of Affairs in the Black Community

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, directed and produced by author and documentary filmmaker Tariq Nasheed, explores racism in a way it previously hasn't been explored.

'Bye Sierra': A Slightly Angry Queer Response to the Sierra Mannie Controversy

Anthony Michael D'Agostino | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael D'Agostino

Don't get me wrong, Sierra: Appropriation does happen, but gay men didn't steal "your" shit. They helped draw, color, sew, produce and conceive of it in the first place. So when you see white gay men emulating black women, you should be aware that part of what they are responding to is the expression of gay, queer and feminine men.

Duke University Building Will No Longer Honor White Supremacist

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.19.2014 | College

Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead announced Monday the school is renaming a building that was dubbed in honor of a white supremacist. A...

The Violence of Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis

Molly Rosner | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Molly Rosner

Affiliating Wendy Davis with Barbie attempts to transform a political leader into a vapid and empty-headed doll famous for her over-sexualized body. The pink Barbie-like frame of the poster plays up girlhood and downplays womanhood.

Police Investigating Cop Killers For White Supremacy Links

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: Authorities in Nevada identified the suspects as Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda Miller, 22. June 9 (Reuters) - Law enforcement offi...

Guns vs. Misogyny vs. Mental Illness: A False Choice

Briallen Hopper | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Briallen Hopper

In the wake of last week's massacre at UCSB, people have been arguing about what the tragedy was "really" about. The "#YesAllWomen" campaign blames mi...