Molly French

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Black atheists matter: how women freethinkers take on religion

Christianity has played a central role in African-American life from the late 18th century to the present. Black churches raised funds for fugitive …

Religion

My President Was Black

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next<p><i>“They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”</i><p><i>— F. Scott Fitzgerald,</i> The Great Gatsby<p><b>I.</b><p>In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, he and his wife, …

Black History

Color Lines

How DNA ancestry testing can turn our notions of race and ethnicity upside down<p>By W. Ralph Eubanks<p>March 1, 2013<p>When I was a young boy, I found a …

Genealogy

The enduring whiteness of the American media

What three decades in journalism has taught me about the persistence of racism in the US<p>Over the course of 2014, America seemed to reawaken to one of its oldest preoccupations: the reality of how race is lived in the United States, and in particular the many stark disparities that persist between …

Journalism

The Grief That White Americans Can’t Share

The last thing I thought about when I closed my eyes that Wednesday night, July 6, was the bullet tearing into the flesh of Alton Sterling as he lay pinned to the ground beneath two Baton Rouge police officers. I couldn’t get Mr. Sterling’s face out of my head — his chestnut skin and gold teeth …

Baton Rouge

True Confessions Of A White Supremacist

Hello, Internet! My name is Emily, and I’m a white supremacist.<p>I know you might find this revelation upsetting, but before you start taking me to …

Rights & Freedoms

The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy

by Yawo Brown // <i>TheMagicalNegro.net</i><p>What is Polite White Supremacy?<p>Polite White Supremacy is the notion that whites should remain the ruling class …