Posts tagged "white privilege"

Sorry, Coming Out As Christian Is Not The Same As Coming Out As Gay

Buzzfeed contributor Katherine Myers wrote a personal essay that probably didn’t need to be written.
My response will be small, it will just be to tell you to STFU because…

Katrin Higher | October 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Oof: Miley Cyrus Says Nicki Minaj Is “Not Too Kind,” Doesn’t Respect Her “Anger” Over VMA Snub

Miley, I’m gonna need you to sit in child’s pose for the remainder of this post.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

An Open Letter To The Owners Of Certe Pizza, Makers Of The Racist “Pik-A-Nika” Pizza

The immense “success” of this offensive pizza and the subsequent support from mostly white customers allows for a rare glimpse into the pervasive nature of racism rampant throughout the “liberal” East Coast and even

Tiffanie Drayton | August 18, 2015 - 11:30 am

“White People” Is A Strange, Overly-Cautious Primer On Whiteness That We Probably Didn’t Need

Walk into a room of white people and ask them them what whiteness means to them. Challenge them on this point — really drive it home. You want a definition.

Megan Reynolds | July 22, 2015 - 10:15 am

The Soapbox: Chicago Artist Exploits Michael Brown’s Death With Tone-Deaf Attempt To Examine Her Own White Privilege

While attempting to explore white privilege in her latest exhibit, artist Ti-Rock Moore displayed a tone deaf approach of precisely that — white privilege. Moore’s exhibit, Confronting Truths: Wake Up!“,…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 14, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Wanderlust: I May Be Smitten, But I Will Not Be Your Educator

I’ve written before about “distancing myself From white people” to avoid being constantly subjected to racial and cultural insensitivity. After years of dealing with well-meaning, but often ill-informed or inexperienced…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 2, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Today Is The Third Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin’s Death

Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, and a crucial moment to think about what justice is for Black Americans.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

I’m Not That Great A White Person

The thing about being white is you end up with a lot of white friends. They’re people you went to school with, people you worked with, even people you’re related…

Beth Tully | January 5, 2015 - 11:00 am

Know Your Knife Rights: Why The L.A. Shooting Victim Wasn’t Killed Because Of His Swiss Army Knife

Last night, a Black man in Los Angeles was fatally shot by police officers for carrying a Swiss Army knife. Before I proceed, I want to be clear that someone…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 6, 2014 - 9:45 am

Dealbreaker: He Doesn’t “See Color”

The saying goes if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere: Dating is too often a joke, the job market is highly competitive, the…

Kristin Collins Jackson | October 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

10 Things White Feminists Should Know To Better Understand Intersectionality

Politically and socially, the most powerful demographic, with the exception of White men, is White women. Though still underrepresented in key economic and power positions, White women enjoy numerous social…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 6, 2014 - 1:00 pm

What It Means To Have White Privilege

What would my life be like if I wasn’t white?  If I didn’t benefit from white privilege? Certainly being female provides me with a tablespoon’s-worth of inequality perspective, but that’s nothing when it’s measured against…

Stephanie Lormand | August 17, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: On Anthropologist Kenneth Good, The Amazonian Child Bride He Impregnated & The Western Culture That Celebrates Him

About five years ago, my sister relayed a story to me about a professor she had at New Jersey City University who had his own book, Into the Heart: One

Tiffanie Drayton | May 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Blackface, White Privilege & Why Distancing Myself From White People Doesn’t Make Me Racist

I am a 23-year-old black woman who, for a long time, tried to have discussions with white people about racism in America. I went to a white, liberal college in…

Tiffanie Drayton | January 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm

One White Feminist’s Slow, Bumbling, Slightly Embarrassing Road To Understanding Intersectionality

As will probably become very obvious over the course of this essay, I don’t have an academic background in feminism or gender studies. In fact, I’ve taken exactly one women’s…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Forget Miley, Here’s How To Talk To Your Sons About Robin Thicke

Last thing we’ll say on the subject, we swear: Parenting blogs are filled with articles tackling how to talk to your daughters about Miley Cyrus. But how do we…

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2013 - 7:30 pm

I Always Wanted To Ask: The Frisky & Madame Noire Tackle White Privilege And Diversifying Friendship Circles

This may be my favorite episode so far in our “I Always Wanted To Ask” series, which features the staff at Madame Noire — Brande, Veronica and Victoria — answering the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm