Jenn Peterson

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The trouble with white friends

<i>Kasai Rex is a writer living in his hometown of Baltimore. Analyzing race, gender, and class in America and abroad, his essays and reviews have</i> …

How I Shed My Skin

John Howard, King's College London and Jim Grimsley, Emory UniversityOverview​This publication pairs a video presentation featuring Jim Grimsley …

Domestic Violence Varies by Ethnicity

Black and Hispanic couples are two to three times more likely to report male-to-female and female-to-male partner violence than white couples, and …

Nicki Minaj, White Fragility and Me – Sally Kohn – Medium

Nicki Minaj, White Fragility and Me<p>I had a complicated reaction to Nicki Minaj’s interview with New York Times Magazine writer Vanessa Grigoriadis, …

I Tried It … Being White

<i>Sharline Chiang is a Berkeley-based journalist who has written for the</i> New York Daily News, Los Angeles Daily News <i>and</i> Mutha Magazine. <i>She’s a longtime</i> …

Authentic Relationships and Racism

In order for a relationship to be authentic, both people need to have permission to say and do things that will make the other uncomfortable.<p>Many, …

For White Activists Devastated and Feeling Defeated by Racist Violence

Shares 5K<p><b>Chris Crass has a guide for fellow white anti-racism activists who are overwhelmed by recent stories about racist violence.</b><p>1. Take a moment …

Sit and Eat

<i>I preached this sermon the week of July 27 at St. Lydia's as part of our Summer Story Series. The story of Jephthah's daughter is probably not one</i> …

"I refused to be ruled by fear" | Zinn Education Project

<i>In June, while politicians continued to debate the implications of taking down the Confederate flag after the shooting of nine people at Emmanuel AME</i> …

Everyone Should Be Reading These Intense #IfIDieInPoliceCustody Tweets Right Now

<b>The tragic and widely debated circumstances</b> around Sandra Bland's death on Monday have sparked the Twitter hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody.<p>Its conceit …

Why The Media Refuse To Connect Those Church Fires With Race

“When it comes to church burnings, many African Americans see the difference between an official hate crime and an act of ‘vandalism’ as an issue of …

Examining White Privilege

Nearly three decades ago, Peggy McIntosh made a startling self-discovery about the many advantages she had unknowingly experienced and enjoyed as a …

I, Racist – THOSE PEOPLE – Medium

<i>What follows is the text of a “sermon” that I gave as a “congregational reflection” to an all White audience at the</i> <i>Bethel Congregational United</i> …

Got Your ACE Score?

Now that you’ve got your ACE score, what does it mean?<p>First….a tiny bit of background to help you figure this out…..(if you want the back story about …

Kids Reacting to the Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Decision Will Melt Your Heart

"Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!"<p>The latest installment of "Kids React" features young children giving their responses to the Supreme Court's historic ruling on marriage equality. (The Fine Bros. video series originally covered gay marriage in 2013 and recently returned to get kids' reactions once …

A view from the south: let the Confederate flag go | Barbara Kingsolver

Photograph: AP<p>‘Dylann Roof tore up hearts and families, left a state without its senator and a nation bereft … we’re sickened by his self-portrait with a semi-automatic ­pistol and Confederate …

8 Facts About Race Every White Person Needs to Know to Help Fight Racism

We must consider the ways racial groups fare differently in a country that has historically considered white people (especially men) its only fully …

The White Ally Playbook

<i>The "Pass the Mic" series showcases voices, perspectives and ideas that spark interesting conversations.</i><p>"You talk like you're black."<p>My Thanksgiving …

It's My Job to Raise Children Who Are Not Only Not Racist But Actively Anti-Racist

<b>Eight</b>: the number of southern black churches that have burned in the last ten days.<p><b>Nine</b>: the number of black bodies gunned down in a Charleston church by a young, racist, white male two weeks ago.<p><b>Countless</b>: the number of unarmed black men, women, and children who have been killed in recent years by …

Interrupting Pride for Black Lives

Participants in the #BlackOutPride contingent rally the crowd as they march toward the site of their action. (Photo: Kelly Hayes)<i>Help Truthout keep</i> …

From white guilt to white responsibility

For more than a decade now, I’ve been being told in anti-racism trainings that I carry around an invisible backpack of white privilege. This backpack …

Fire again destroys black church

UPDATE: Investigators are on scene this morning, and a press conference is set for 10 a.m. The Associated Press is reporting that a federal source …

Bill Clinton

Dispatch From Charleston: The Cost Of White Comfort

How hard can it be to hold hands with someone, even a stranger, if you know it's just for a couple minutes? For a few terrible moments in Charleston last week, I couldn't bring myself to do it.<p>It was Friday night, and I was at a city-sponsored vigil in an arena on the College of Charleston campus …

How You Can Help Rebuild and Where to Speak Out About the Burned Black Churches

As of last night, seven reportedly black churches have been set ablaze following the June 17, 2015, massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, …

My Bike and White Privilege Revisited

A few weeks ago, I posted this about white privilege–explaining how riding a bike for transportation has helped me to understand it more. And it has …