It’s cringeworthy AF. More »
It’s cringeworthy AF. More »
There’s a life lesson in this for my fellow people of color: whenever a privileged white person tries to save you from your culture, they’re doing it because they want something from you in return. More »
By continuing to see the progress of other groups as a net loss for them, these “angry white voters” are always going to feel like they’re losing. More »
What an unruly mess, indeed. More »
Last night at Fusion’s Iowa Black and Brown Forum, the Democratic candidates sat down with Alicia Melendez, Rembert Browne, Akilah Hughes and Jorge Ramos to answer questions posed to them by a constituency that all three of them are pretty desperate to secure: black and brown millennials.
Bernie Sanders charmed, as he does. More »
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 being Christian in a “non-religious” area like the educated Northeast elite is NOT the same as coming out as gay anywhere else. No… More »
Miley, I’m gonna need you to sit in child’s pose for the remainder of this post. More »
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 more specifically New York City. More »
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. You want to know what whiteness means, no holds barred. Chances are they haven’t even thought about it, because they’ve been afforded the privilege to… More »
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!“, which recently opened in Chicago, was created, according to the artist, to “honestly and frankly… explore white privilege through my acute awareness of the unearned… More »
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 Whites, the emotional turmoil had taken its toll and I simply wanted to avoid feelings of discomfort, disappointment and even anger. I concluded that the… More »
Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, and a crucial moment to think about what justice is for Black Americans. More »
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 to. Some white people are all right, but a lot of them are kind of awful. I’m not even really that super good of a… More »
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 called the police for assault with a deadly weapon. Perhaps he did assault someone, and in that case, it would be reasonable to arrest him. More »
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 rent is too high, and a simple task of doing your laundry can end up in a mile walk through snow just to get to… More »
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 benefits, maintain political power as a “majority” voting body, are still allowed access to the resources provided by White men through marriage or other familial… More »
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 a gallon’s-worth of racial inequality.
When I consider how charmed my life has been – not by virtue of a lifetime’s worth of law-abiding, responsible… More »
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 Man’s Pursuit of Love and Knowledge among the Yanomama, listed as required reading on his syllabus. My sister refused to purchase the book. It was not… More »
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 New York City where I thought such exchanges were welcomed. I actually believed there could be such a thing as a productive conversation on the… More »
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 studies class, my freshman year of college, and while I enjoyed the reading list and some of the class discussions, the academic side of feminism… More »