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White Supremacy

This Great America

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

"Make America Great Again" is a call of action to return to white-male dominated rule, to normalize the terror which already stretches as far as the system will allow, and to empower women through misogynistic falsehoods. America has never been a great country.

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | Posted 07.22.2016 | 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?

Harry Houck Owes Black Children An Apology

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

The criminalization of black people, coupled with white supremacy and its belief that black people are inherently inferior to white people has caused a multitude of problems.

'What About Black-on-Black Crime?' What About Pink Polka Dotted Unicorns?

Torri Stuckey | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

To the misguided folks, who use legalized murder of black men as an opportunity to publicly chastise the black community, shame on you! Valid concerns or not, the timing of your crusade will never be appropriate.

GOP Congressman Stands By Argument That White People Contributed More To Civilization

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― Controversial Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says he’s OK if people are angry at him for praising the greatness of white people, because he ...

A GOP Congressman Just Made An Argument For White Supremacy On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) made an outrageous statement about the contributions of Western civilization ― i.e., the one crafted primarily by white peo...

Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Murdered Cops, Denial and The Sordid State of Current Affairs

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

The death of Black people at the hands of law enforcement has become so commonplace and routine that many of us who are African-American have managed to become simultaneously outraged and psychologically numb.

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.

A Theology That Includes Anger

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

It's all right to be angry. In fact, it's normal to be angry and healthy to admit it. A young woman called me recently. She was angry over the...

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...

'Racism' Is Dead: Supremacy Of The Colorblind

Max Dorfman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Max Dorfman

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." ― Voltaire As we grapple with the horrifying murder of yet another i...

The Hat Making Trump Supporters See Red

B. Dolan | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
B. Dolan

It started as an idea for my live show; something I'd like to wear onstage. I had just finished reading about the clash between Antifa Protesters and...

A Black Boy's Fear

Quassan Castro | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Get up. Dry your tiresome red eyes. Bow down on both knees. Say your prayer. Light your candle.

Why America Stays Stuck

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Ever since the end of the Civil War, America has remained stuck in her white supremacy. So many people groan when the subject of race is brought up,...

It's been 1 year and Rachel Dolezal is still whiter than mayonnaise

Erin Logan | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Erin Logan

Remember Rachel Dolezal? The lady who doesn't understand questions. The white woman who wanted to be black ever since she colored with a brown crayon ...

Trump: Unleashing The Demons Of Hate

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Having traveled so far toward building a society where different kinds of people can live together in peace, hold each other in a degree of mutual respect, and work together to achieve common purposes, are we now going to let the destructive beast of bigotry back out of its cage?

Brexit, Trump, and the Dangers of Global 'Jihad'

Ben Railton | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Ben Railton

Benjamin Barber called this trend two decades ago, and we would do well to read and remember his analyses--as well as his call for civic engagement and activism to resist these forces and fight for democracy.

Did the Spirit of Donald Trump Help Assassinate Jo Cox in Britain Last Week?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

At the more complex level, I would argue, it is probable that some of the responsibility rests with Donald Trump or, one might say, with the "spirit" that Trump has unleashed into the world with his campaign.

Debunking the Myth of White Supremacy By Achieving, Excelling and Giving Back

Eric Cooper | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Imagine you are a 17-year-old boy who just started his senior year of high school. You feel like the world is in the palm of your hands, then you lose it all.

Trump's Neo-Nazi And Jewish Backers Are Both Convinced He's Secretly On Their Side

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- “He’s not Hitler,” Melania Trump said earlier this month in defense of her husband. It’s a disclaimer not typically offered abo...

This Is Not White Supremacy

Donna Carol Voss | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Donna Carol Voss

I find it almost horrifying but also deeply fascinating to see how some people think. I also find it a perfect illustration of how we judge character in a U.S. president: we don't. It just doesn't matter.

Trump Campaign Tied To Second Leader of White Nationalist Party

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Even as Donald Trump seeks to tack to the center, and leave behind his earlier, wildly controversial statements on Hispanics and Muslims, mounting evidence concerning the Trump campaign's ties to racist white nationalists -- including two of the six directors of the American Freedom Party -- threatens to undermine Trump's re-branding effort.

Debate: Should White Supremacy Be Considered a Mental Illness?

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

Are people who truly believe that they are better than others based off their skin color, their chromosomes, their orientation actually unhinged? Are they actually suffering from delusions? Should we be thinking of ways to help them return to sanity?

This Is What White Millennials Have To Say About Being White

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.20.2016 | Black Voices

Filmmaker Whitney Dow doesn’t think many white people reflect on what it actually means to be a white person in America today. Through his web ser...

Exposing and Challenging the Subtler Dynamics of Modern Racism

Jesse Benn | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Jesse Benn

When you benefit from your race in some of these serious situations, as white people do, it's easy to take those privileges for granted, or to assume they exist for everyone. They don't. The world is not just.