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18 things white people need to know and do before discussing racism

1. It is uncomfortable to talk about racism. It is more uncomfortable to live it.<p>2. “Colorblindness” is a cop-out.<p>The statements “but I don’t see …

New & Revised: The Best Resources I’ve Used (Or Will Use) In Lessons About Race & Racism

I have a huge A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More list, which also includes many “sub” Best lists. …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

10 Signs Of Institutionalized Racism And The Rhetoric Of 'Greatness'

A student asked me how organizations should go about recognizing institutional racism. What does it looks like? Great question. Sometimes, I stated, it is easy to recognize, but let’s be clear here, structural and institutionalized racism occurs everywhere — even in nice places like education.<p>For …

Race & Ethnicity

Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

For years, racism has been defined by the violence of far-right extremists, but a more insidious kind of prejudice can be found where many least expect it – at the heart of respectable society<p>On 22 February 2014, I published a post on my blog. I titled it “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People …

What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege

Nobody is mad at you for being white.<p>Recently, I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism. I feel compelled not only to publish his query but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse …

White Privilege

On Ending White Supremacy

<b>Introduction</b><p>Since Inauguration Day, the progressive community and people of good conscience more generally are experiencing a mix of dread, despair …

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

When teaching about race and racism, I invite participants to consider the following analogy: <i>Think of racism as a gigantic societal-sized boot.</i><p>“<i>Which</i> …

A 10-year-old boy? An 84-year-old grandmother? Police brutality will not end in America until cops stop perceiving blacks as monsters

<b>Legend Preston (ABC7)</b><p>Motivated by extreme prejudice, America’s police show little restraint in how they treat black and brown people<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>September 1, 2016 9:33pm (UTC)<p>I am a black man. I am an American. I am not a monster.<p>Like so many other black people in America, I have been followed …

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Racism in the workplace: What you can do to protect your white employees from hearing about it.

George Washington and the well-fed, well-housed slave

Posted By Matt Mikalatos | 18 comments<p>George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree and then said, “I cannot tell a lie” when asked about …

Whose Village are We Talking About? by Karla F. C. Holloway

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery. - Vox

Up until about a year ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who made plantations possible: the slaves.<p>The site I worked at most frequently had more than 100 enslaved workers …

EDITORIAL: What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and …

After Dividing For Decades, Highways Are On The Road To Inclusion

When the interstate highway system was built in the 1950s and '60s, it was hailed as a marvel of transportation technology, connecting cities and suburbs, and stitching the nation together. But it also divided the country. The highways slashed through countless neighborhoods and leveled communities.<p>…

The sharing economy has a race problem | Salon.com

The Color of Debt: How Collection Suits Squeeze Black Neighborhoods

ProPublica • How We Reported It<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Comment<br>• Donate<br>(Edwin Torres/ProPublica) The Color of Debt: How Collection Suits Squeeze …

Freedom for some is not freedom

Jane Elliott asks an audience a very simple question about being black in America. (via @carltonspeight who says “No BS, I wish every white person on …

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person...

Years ago, some feminist on the internet told me I was "Privileged."<p><i>"THE FUCK!?!?"</i> I said.<p>I came from the kind of Poor that people don't want to …

College & University

A Reading List for America

Protest in response to the Philando Castile shooting in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 7, 2016. Photo by Fibonacci Blue, via FlickrLast night while …

The Hard Talk: White Parents Discussing Racism with White Children - Imagining Justice

Today I read a post on Urban Cusp’s Facebook page stating, “White parents there is work to be done and you have a critical role to play.” This was …

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 …

How silence can breed prejudice: A child development professor explains how and why to talk to kids about race

By Brigitte Vittrup<p>I’m a white woman married to a black man. Several years ago a friend’s 6-year-old son Jake met my husband for the first time. He looked at me and then at my husband, as if puzzled by what he saw, and then asked “But if you’re white and he’s dark brown, why did you marry him?” His …

Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans

Adrees Latif—Reuters<p>Adrees Latif—Reuters<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Jim Young—Reuters<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Jeff …

We Can't 'Get Over It': 4 Ways Understanding Past Wrongs Can Create Better Indigenous Allies

Discussing trauma and its effects is difficult in and of itself, but one of the worst responses to processing pain is the message that one can and …

Only Part of the Story Is Being Told About the Police Shooting in Pasco

For the past few weeks Mexican-Americans have been protesting against police violence in Pasco, a rapidly suburbanizing farm town along the Columbia …

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

Shares 419K<p><i>Dr. Robin DiAngelo explains why white people implode when talking about race.</i><p>—<p>Join our #StopRacism Weekly Calls on Tuesdays at 8 pm EST / …

Race & Ethnicity

If Anyone Ever Questioned How White Privilege Manifested Itself in America This Is The Perfect Illustration