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Tag: White Privilege

‘Love Still Trumps Hate’: Protesters Make a Show of Humanity in New York City (Photos)

By Michael Nigro

When Kim Ball heard the chants of “White silence is white violence,” she began to weep. As protesters passed her on 14th Street, one random protester, a female student, approached and gave her a hug.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Addressing White Privilege Is Only a Small Step in Combating Systemic Racism

Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, have repeatedly addressed covert racism and racial injustice, but the United States needs more than rhetoric to solve the problem.

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Racism Creeps Into the Most Basic Aspects of Life

The lives of people of color are shaped by race in more ways than a white person might guess.

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No Justice for Cecil the Lion

Despite the international uproar over the killing of the popular Zimbabwe lion, prosecution of the American trophy hunter involved is far from a sure thing.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: You Can Watch Jose Antonio Vargas’ Documentary ‘White People’ Here

Those of you who have been looking for somewhere to watch Jose Antonio Vargas’ “White People,” look no further.

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



‘White People’ Provokes Strong Reactions From Twitter Users, Including Creator Jose Antonio Vargas

People of color tended to comment on the fleeting nature of racial reflection, while others peppered the documentary with accusations of bias.

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Junot Díaz: ‘We Live in a Society Where Default Whiteness Goes Unremarked’

In a recent interview published in the academic journal Paradoxa, Pulitzer prize-winning writer Junot Díaz puts his finger on the reason why racism is still so rampant in American society.

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 READ MORE


Macklemore on Rap, Cultural Appropriation and White Privilege

In an interview Monday with New York City hip hop radio station Hot 97 that begins with a discussion of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, rap artist Macklemore discusses changes in rap music and culture and the privileges he enjoys as a white musician.

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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Ferguson Protesters Named Runners-Up for Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ Issue

While Time magazine chose Ebola fighters as the 2014 “Person of the Year,” the runners-up include the Ferguson protesters whose “refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement.”

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Here Are Some of the Ways U.S. Treatment of African-Americans Resembles Apartheid South Africa

The social statistics produced by the Afrikaner Apartheid regime in South Africa are not so different from those produced by ordinary everyday legal and social practices in today’s United States.

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Body Cams Are Not Enough; We Need to Stop Militarizing Police Forces

In response to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama has decided that rather than stop arming cops with billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment, we just need to train them to use the supplies better.

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Jon Stewart: If You Think Ferguson Protests Are About Systemic Injustice, You Can’t Be More Wrong

The unrest inspired by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a grand jury’s decision not to indict former Officer Darren Wilson in his death have nothing to do with race. Or so Fox News would have you believe.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Why That Moving Photo of a Cop Hugging a Boy at a Ferguson Protest Is Bullshit

A photo of a white cop hugging a black boy holding up a “Free Hugs” sign in Portland, Ore., has gone viral. But its popularity may say more about what we don’t want to see than what we do.

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‘Don’t You Dare Tell Me to Check My Privilege’

In a February essay, British columnist Julie Burchill takes aim at the “rainbow coalition of cranks and charlatans” that made “class guilt, sexual kinks, personal prejudice and repressed lust for power” what “modern, non-working-class left-wing politics is about.”

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Russell Brand Challenges Bill O’Reilly’s Skewed Views on White Privilege

Fox News is consistently in denial about the fact that the American experience is heavily weighted against black people, insisting that everyone in the country has a personal responsibility to pick themselves up by their own boot straps. Luckily for us, comedian Russell Brand is still hellbent on proving Bill O’Reilly and Co. wrong.

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Louis CK on White Privilege and Slavery

The comedian explains why his daughter is not allowed to think bubble gum-flavored medicine is gross.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



AP/Wilfredo Lee

A ‘Calm Reflection’ on Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and Too Many Others

Read along as I list the abundance of “little things” that made the killing of Trayvon Martin, and that of innumerable young men like him, both possible and defensible in a court of law. They are the daily corrosions through which the micro-degradations of racism and white supremacy eat away at our lives.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 READ MORE


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