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White people just don’t get it: Bernie Sanders, Ta-Nehisi Coates and the reality of reparations

<b>Bernie Sanders, Ta-Neehisi Coates (AP/Carolyn Kaster/Random House/Nina Subin)</b><p>The wellbeing and political interests of African-Americans are sacrificed on the mantle of political expediency<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>January 21, 2016 5:41pm (UTC)<p>The well-being and political interests of African-Americans are …

The Internet's Love of Black Slang Makes Some of Us Uncomfortable

There is an ongoing half-joke about "white people ruining" certain slang words. From "bling bling" to "basic." From "on fleek" to "f**kboy." From "yass" to "ain't nobody got time for that." The "mainstream" appropriation, and subsequent overuse, of black slang is as predictable as the …

How Racism Reared Its Ugly Head After #MissUniverse2015

When Steve Harvey announced Colombia instead of Philippines as the winner of the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, and proceeded to apologize for his …

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I am a white person against Trump: White people need to stop laughing and start taking responsibility

<b>Donald Trump (AP/J Pat Carter)</b><p>Trump provided me lots of entertainment. Only now do I realize his racism isn’t funny, and that I need to own it<p>Adam Ciminello<p>December 17, 2015 10:58am (UTC)<p>I’ll admit it, when I found out Donald Trump was running for president, I laughed heartily and unconcernedly. …

Dear White Professors: You Must Teach a Course on Race

Six years ago, I taught my first course focused on race at a small, northeast liberal arts college. The goal of the course was to explore how we talk about race in K-16 education, my academic field of study. I remember being really nervous before the semester started, questioning how my being white …

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If You're A Poor Defendant In Utah, Good Luck: You'll Need It.

Utah has one of the most flawed indigent defense systems in the country -- and state leaders are desperately trying to make it right.<p>The day Harry Miller learned he was going home, he cried so uncontrollably that his cell mates had to pack his belongings for him. It was 2007, and Miller was …

The Myth of the 'Good Negro'

I have always been what is considered to be a "good black person." I have a diverse set of friends, a home, a nice car and three graduate degrees. I've traveled the world, from France to India, New Zealand and beyond. I am happily married to a white man who loves and respects me, and his family …

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11 Types Of Racists Who Need To Stop

"But I don't see color!" 😒🙅<p>If there's one thing to know about racism, it's that racism (and race) is incredibly complex. Many people think racism means one group of people hates another group of people. However, racism manifests in all kinds of subtle and insidious ways. It operates on both a …

The books that prove black lives have always mattered in America

The US may have trouble recording its own history accurately in school textbooks, but there’s a wealth of readings that capture the depth of experiences<p>The phrase “black lives matter” has become a popular and important refrain, insisting, in the words of its founders, on the “affirmation of black …

Why the US needs black lawyers even more than it needs black police

In response to last year’s killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, La June Montgomery Tabron, who heads WK Kellogg Foundation, one of the US’s largest philanthropies, issued a statement in which she astutely noted that deaths like Brown’s “demonstrate that the law enforcement and justice systems in …

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was "privileged."<p>"THE F&CK!?!?" I said.<p>I came from the kind of poor that people don't want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you …

College & University

Working poor: What it's like when you have a job - but can't pay the bills

The number of people in-work who fall below the poverty line has risen by 70 per cent in London. Maria Roberts, who has been 'working poor' for 10 years, says it's no laughing matter<p>When I listened to the news this week reporting on George Osborne's plans to take £1,300 a year or £108.33 a month – …

When Casting Racists Attack: From Idris Elba to ‘Star Wars,’ Why Idiots Prefer the Status Quo

We’re still two months away from the premiere of J.J. Abrams’s<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but the Internet mania around the movie is reaching …

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Hipster Racism: Why Cayden Jenkins became a victim of White Cluelessness

Social media was on fire this past weekend with the story of Gerod Roth, who went by the name Geris Hilton on Facebook. Roth, who is white, worked for a marketing firm in the Atlanta area and posted a photo of himself in his office with Cayden Jenkins, the African-American child of one of his …

California Cops Are Pissed About the State’s New Racial Profiling Law | VICE News

California cops will soon be required to document and make public the ethnicity and race of individuals they stop while patrolling — and they're not happy about it.<p>Civil rights groups praised the sweeping racial profiling bill signed into law this weekend by Governor Jerry Brown, but the law …

No, Your Hardships Don’t Erase Your White Privilege

<b>By Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts</b><br>I could tell she felt awkward. Concern was written all over her face. Her pale skin had turned slightly pink. Her eyebrows …

Black Workers Really Do Need to Be Twice as Good

African American employees tend to receive more scrutiny from their bosses than their white colleagues, meaning that small mistakes are more likely to be caught, which over time leads to worse performance reviews and lower wages.<p>For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to …

Labor Economics

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.

America has 5% of the world's population but 25% of the world's prison population.<p>The prison population in the U.S. has grown by 500% since the …

Video: A Brief History of the Mass Incarceration of Black Americans

One in every three African American men will be sent to prison in their lifetime. In this video, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses how so many black …

#WhitePenName generator: I 'whitened' my book's characters without realising

A 'white pen name' generator has been created to highlight racial issues and 'white privilege' in the literary world. Radhika Sanghani pleads guilty<p>I’m an author with an obviously ‘ethnic’ name that gives away my British Indian nationality.<p>This is guaranteed to:<p>a) Provoke endless questions about …

Microaggressions Matter

They may not always be ill-intentioned, but the slights illuminate deeper problems in America.<p>When I was studying at Oberlin College, a fellow student once compared me to her dog.<p>Because my name is Simba, a name Americans associate with animals, she unhelpfully shared that her dog’s name was also …

White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed

I just didn't understand how so many white people in America could believe that they are the primary victims of racism. So, I asked some white folks about it to find out why.<p>Sometimes white people vex me. Maybe they confuse you, too. Maybe you're a white person who is sometimes confused by white …

Do hate and racism drive support for Donald Trump?

Last night, debate viewers may have seen the end of the Summer of Trump, as the Donald floundered about the Reagan Library.I am not one of those who …

White actress criticizes Emmy winner's 'racism' rant; forced to beg for forgiveness

An outspoken soap opera actress found herself forced to grovel Sunday night after daring to complain that the highly paid black woman who won an <b>Emmy</b> …

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Poll Reveals that White America Views Black Lives Matter Movement as a Distraction

Black lives may matter, but according to a new poll, the majority of white America thinks the Black Lives Movement distracts from the “real” issues …

The Emmys Tackle Racism (& An Actress Starts A Twitter Feud)

“I done watched every damn show. And I’m white.”<p>Emmys host Andy Samberg set the tone when he mentioned race at the tail end of the musical number …