Karen Piippo

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People say I shouldn't teach a class called 'White Racism.' Here's why they're wrong.

Students needed to learn about racism in American society long before I started teaching a course on it.<p>I chose to title my course "White Racism" …

This waitress was just quietly doing the right thing. A viral pic rewarded her in the best way.

Evoni Williams says she was just doing her job. But what she did made a lot of people take notice.<p>78-year-old diner Adrien Charpentier needed a …

This football player is stepping up to help break the taboo behind people's periods.

When my sister used the words "free bleeding," I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about.<p>Rachel had started an organization called Kitty …

Before he was an NFL star, his dad asked him a simple question. It changed everything.

When Russell Wilson was growing up, his dad would often ask him, "Where are you now?"<p>"He'd say, 'Russ, you're 17, where are you now?,' or 'You're 25, …

A dad’s hilariously cute doctor visit with his son went viral for all the right reasons.

World, meet Debias.<p>He's a little guy from Georgia currently making the internet swoon.<p>Debias and his dad, Antwon Lee, have been best buds since …

10 photos that blew the competition away at the Siena International Photo Awards.

These images are basically like downloading a National Geographic magazine straight to your brain.<p>Every year, the Siena International Photo Awards …

A 9-year-old just perfectly broke down what living with autism is like for him.

George Yionoulis is pretty much your typical 9-year-old.<p>The fourth-grader from Raleigh, North Carolina, loves "Harry Potter," making art, and eating …

When he was 13, he shot her in the face. 20 years later, she helped get him his freedom.

27 years ago, Debbie Baigrie was shot in the face during an attempted robbery. Her assailant was a 13-year-old boy.<p>Ian Manuel was the youngest of …

Inconvenient truths about Rose McGowan and that raised fist at the Women's Convention.

For the first time in 40 years, women will gather in Detroit for the Women's Convention. And it's going to be one powerful weekend.<p>Organized by the …

5 years ago, an angry man with a gun killed her son. Here's her message to the NRA.

I asked Lucy McBath to tell me about her son, Jordan Davis. She welcomed the opportunity.<p>"Thank you for asking," she says. "Some people say 'Oh, I'm …

A rugby player wanted to propose to his boyfriend, so he got the whole team in on it.

When Fernando Ferreira proposed to his boyfriend, Greg Woodford, at London Pride this year, he had help from his teammates.<p>The Kings Cross Steelers …

A paramedic's angry post about other workers getting a wage bump has a great twist.

In July 2015, Jens Rushing — like so many people — took to Facebook to rant about something.<p>Rushing, a paramedic, wrote an angry post that has since …

The story behind this viral photo shows why mom-shaming needs to stop.

It was just one tiny fraction of a moment, captured in time. And it didn't look good.<p>Back in 2016, a man in a Colorado airport took a photo of a mom …

Watch the adorable moment this guy came out as gay to his 5-year-old brother.

His younger brother cozied up snugly at his side, Oliver Potter, a 20-year-old YouTuber based in the U.K., admits he was very nervous about what he …

Michael Bennett did not mince words as he described being detained by cops.

In a shocking Sept. 6 tweet, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says he was subjected to racist abuse at the hands of Las Vegas …

This depressing Hogwarts acceptance letter is going viral. You should read it.

Can you fathom the wizarding world of Harry Potter without Hermione Granger?<p>It's a thought that's horrified plenty of people online this …

What lies beyond the northernmost city on Earth? A beautiful, complicated land.

Photographer Greta Rybus wanted to see what life north of the north looked like.<p>The Norwegian city of Hammerfest calls itself the northernmost town …

'Bathroom bills' are harmful and absurd. This Texas woman's pic shows why.

As many constituents do, Texan Ashley Smith recently snapped a picture with Gov. Greg Abbott at a re-election rally for the Republican leader in San …

The Stanleys take in kids who need help. And the kids said thanks with the best surprise.

Day by day, Adam and Becca Stanley's beautiful family just gets bigger and bigger.<p>Ever since they moved to Adair Park in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2011, …

40 years ago, a gay couple applied for a marriage license. She approved it.

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court made history when it ruled that gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to marry.<p>Ever since, getting married has …

See these young girls pay homage to inspiring and iconic women from past and present.

Who would you want little girls to look up to in the world? Women who work hard and achieve great things, presumably?<p>Cue photographer Eunique Jones, …

A famous athlete tattooed 50 names on his body for a sad reason. Showing them got him suspended.

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a world-famous soccer player.<p>If you live outside of the United States, you probably know him better as a "footballer."<p>After …

A distracted driving PSA that hits hard: It's more than just not texting behind the wheel.

We hear it over and over: Our phones are a deadly distraction in the car.<p>It's easy to dismiss the message because it's pretty much on repeat.<p>But …

George Takei discusses why there weren't any gay characters in space in the 23rd century.

Before George Takei was the source of silly Internet memes, he was known for playing Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on the original "Star Trek" series.<p>And …

A snooty lady asked this waiter for fancier salt. Watch him drop a hysterical, African truth-bomb.

Comedian Solomon Georgio tells you a lot about himself in five minutes. While also telling you about Ethiopian history and <i>then</i> some American Indian …

About 50 years ago, they went to prison for marrying each other. Here's their story.

Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving were an interracial couple in Virginia, very much in love.<p>They wished to marry, but this was before that was …

Remember that pizzeria that was feeding the homeless? See what happened when you shared their story.

You may recall the story of Rosa's Fresh Pizza from the first time we covered it back in March 2015.<p>The Philadelphia-based eatery is making sure …

A boy asked his mailman for junk mail so he could practice reading. He didn't get his exact request.

Utah postman Ron Lynch was making his routine deliveries one day when he saw a boy rifling through a container full of junk mail.<p>12-year-old Mathew …

A 14-year-old explains food labeling in language even condescending TV hosts should get.

He was fed up with his mom, so he tried an experiment. After it ended, he started sobbing.

As more people continue to be diagnosed and more families are put in care mode, anything we can do to better understand the disease is most welcome — …