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White Supremacy

Christians and Baltimore: We Need A Different Framework For Understanding Evil

Crystal Lewis | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion
Crystal Lewis

I worry that Christian faith communities may be missing an opportunity to talk about problems that embed and replicate themselves at the systemic level--problems such as racism and failed measures to ensure police accountability.

Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.30.2015 | Black Voices
The Good Men Project

Socialized into a deeply internalized sense of superiority and entitlement that we are either not consciously aware of or can never admit to ourselves, white people become highly fragile in conversations about race."Getting it" when it comes to race and racism challenges our very identities as good white people.

Black Lives Matter... They Always Have and Always Will

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Carosone

I urge all of my sisters and brothers of the LGBTQ Community to stand with the Black community.

White Supremacy and the Killing of Walter Scott

Crystal Fleming | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices
Crystal Fleming

On election night in 2008, I would have been stunned to learn that black people would continue to be killed in broad daylight under Obama's presidency. And my tears would take on new meaning had I seen a future in which a black president mostly says nothing as black citizens are routinely targeted for mass incarceration and killed by police.

The Wheels of the Prison Bus Go 'Round and 'Round

Jillian Carter Ford | Posted 04.08.2015 | Education
Jillian Carter Ford

The images of 11 black educators being handcuffed and boarded onto a prison bus only fueled my fury. I learned from the local news that they would be denied visitors (their lawyers excepted) for two weeks -- as per county jail policy.

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 05.09.2015 | 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 04.29.2015 | 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.