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Why Some White People Don’t See White Privilege

Some people take white privilege as a moral accusation against them.<p>Peggy McIntosh’s 1988 essay “White Privilege and Male Privilege” introduced many of us to the concept of white privilege. Her work is a critical resource in the development of racial awareness for many of us. It introduces the …

White Privilege and Male Privilege

White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies<p>This paper was funded by the …

“Counter-Revolution of 1776”: Was U.S. Independence War a Conservative Revolt in Favor of Slavery?

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> This is <i>Democracy Now!</i>, democracynow.org, <i>The War and Peace Report</i>. I’m Amy Goodman in Chicago with our next guest. Juan González is in …

How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people

<b>What were lynchings?</b><p>Historians broadly agree that lynchings were a method of social and racial control meant to terrorize black Americans into submission, and into an inferior racial caste position. They became widely practiced in the US south from roughly 1877, the end of post-civil war …

Black History

White Privilege Doesn't Mean What You Think it Means

There was an article making the rounds this week in which a Princeton freshman does a "take down" of white privilege. It has been widely circulated as some kind of gotcha moment for people to subscribe to the idea that racial inequity is a thing to be concerned with. And while I hesitate to connect …

Yes, white ‘privilege’ is still the problem

People are uncomfortable with the term “privileged.”<p>Several readers took offense recently when I differentiated between privileged youths and underprivileged youths in a column about the March for Our Lives.<p>“Categorizing and generalizing of this type are just veiled forms of discrimination and/or …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Black Middle Class Is About to Get Trumped

When Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign with a racist tirade against Mexicans, he began the short process of renormalizing the racist …

Donald Trump

How The U.S. Got So Many Confederate Monuments

While every statue in every town has a different origin, taken together, the roughly 700 Confederate monuments in the United States tell a national …

New York slave rebellion of 1712 | American history

<b>New York slave rebellion of 1712</b>, a violent insurrection of slaves in New York City that resulted in brutal executions and the enactment of harsher …

Black History

Fox News Runs Story About Teacher’s ‘Anti-Trump Rant,’ Neglects to Mention That Teacher Was Stating Facts

Fox News got its Holy Week knickers in a twist this weekend after a Georgia sixth-grader recorded her teacher saying that Donald Trump’s campaign …

Donald Trump

Landrieu defends removing Confederate monuments on 'Powerhouse Politics'

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is speaking out about his controversial decision to remove four Confederate monuments from his southern city, which …

Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'

As President Trump doubled down on his defense of Confederate statues and monuments this week, he overlooked an important fact noted by historians: The majority of the memorials seem to have been built with the intention not to honor fallen soldiers, but specifically to further ideals of white …

Rights & Freedoms

Here are four myths about American slavery we need to stop believing

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American …

‘Patriotism’ has always divided us. National memory can unite us.

As Independence Day approaches, Americans are divided. We are conflicted along lines of party, region, education and class — and these divisions have …

Miami prosecutors upgrade charges against cop in Charles Kinsey shooting

Prosecutors on Friday added charges against the North Miami police officer accused of illegally shooting an unarmed man who was lying on the ground …

Lawrence Wilkerson | HuffPost

“We are the death merchant of the world”: Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilkerson condemns military-industrial complex

<b>Lawrence Wilkerson (AP/Lawrence Jackson)</b><p>The military-industrial complex “is much more pernicious than Eisenhower ever thought,” says the retired US colonel<p>Ben Norton<p>March 29, 2016 11:58am (UTC)<p>Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is tired of "the corporate interests that we go abroad to slay monsters for."<p>As …

Military

New Evidence: The Real Reason Gaddafi Was Killed

Share this article<p>Qaddafi was not killed for humanitarian purposes but for the oil and for money. His ideas of an African gold-backed currency were …

Africa

10 Quotes That Perfectly Explain Racism To People Who Claim They're Colorblind

<b>Scott Woods</b><p>On his blog, <i>Scott Woods Makes Lists,</i> poet Woods posted:<p><i>“The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is</i> …

On Being Black, 'Woke' And Dating White People

Does dating a white person really make someone "less black"?<p>Once upon a time, Barack Obama dated a white girl. But he didn’t just date her ― he wanted to <i>marry</i> her and proposed to her, twice, before her disapproving parents reportedly put an end to the relationship.<p>When details of this story came …

See Why the Bank Black Movement Is On the Rise

One of the nation's largest African-American banks is seeing a large surge in deposit all thanks to a new effort to 'bank black.'

11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race

Want to be an ally? Educate yourself.<p>“We talk a lot about race in this country a lot, but we don’t include you [in] the conversation… I’m interested in how you feel.”<p>That’s the open-ended question award-winning filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas poses to young white Americans in his (aptly named) new …

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression? It reminds me of how, in Minnesota in January, the …

The Confederacy’s pathetic case of flag envy

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The%20Washington%20Post/20150619/558481cce4b0e5693ce64678/558adfa8e4b0ef3ccc09d8fd_1413917562171-fstwsn_t_1435164603146_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>When the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, they didn’t have the population or industrial …

South Carolina

America’s True History of Religious Tolerance

Wading into the controversy surrounding an Islamic center planned for a site near New York City’s Ground Zero memorial this past August, President …

The problem with facts | Financial Times

Just before Christmas 1953, the bosses of America’s leading tobacco companies met John Hill, the founder and chief executive of one of America’s …

Journalism

The History of SNAP

1933<p>FDR signing the Agricultural Adjustment Act in 1933.<p>The foundation for SNAP was first built in 1933 as part of the Agricultural Adjustment Act …

Slavery myths: Seven lies, half-truths, and irrelevancies people trot out about slavery—debunked.

A certain resistance to discussion about the toll of American slavery isn’t confined to the least savory corners of the Internet. Last year, in an …

Stop Saying Affirmative Action Disadvantages White Students

White folks will tell me time and time again that Affirmative Action is “unfair” because it discriminates against White people. What the term “fair” …