white privilege

You can tell I love you if I ever touch your feet.

Can You Please Take Your Feet Off That?

Can we all agree that whether in public or private spaces, don’t put your feet in other people’s spaces and keep your shoes off the furniture? Read...
Aja Barber    |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
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To be white is to inherit the white supremacist legacy and its delusions, no matter how liberal or progressive our upbringing.

The Great White Delusion: Why So Many White People 'Don't See Race'

White people, it would seem, are seriously out-of-touch with the racial reality in America. But why? Read...
Jessica Schreindl of Role Reboot    |   09.11.17   |   SHARE
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The author and her niece — so much cute!

Understanding My Privilege As A Mixed Race Woman With White Family

I have my own army who fights against injustice. I have a mother who handed out fliers boycotting grapes during Cesar Chavez’s unionizing efforts. I Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   09.8.17   |   SHARE
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When I blocked the conversation on Facebook, that person continued to send me text messages.

The Entitled Things White People Do When I Unfriend Them Over Racism

Recently I went through another round of unfriending on Facebook. It keeps things tidy, the arguments thoughtful and my head from exploding. This Read...
Aja Barber    |   12.22.16   |   SHARE
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If they make a racist joke, ask them to explain why it’s funny. Say, “I don’t get it, can you explain that joke to me?”

Let's Make Thanksgiving Awkward 

These conversations are uncomfortable as hell. They can be downright depressing and demoralizing. They may lose you friends and family members. But, Read...
Marcy Hogan    |   11.23.16   |   SHARE
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Opinions are not valueless, empty objects, totally abstract and disconnected from meaningful implications. They have consequences.

Your Opinion Isn't Just Incorrect; It's Wrong

Your opinion is not only incorrect, it’s probably also capital-W “Wrong” as in, Right vs. Wrong. We have a cultural problem with opinions. It’s not Read...
Chris O'Brien    |   11.21.16   |   SHARE
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You are not getting “bullied” because you are being called out for problematic behaviors.

The Problem With White Feminism 

I am shocked, perplexed and a little bit dismayed over the amount of “good liberals” who have pushed my friendship to the point of no return over the Read...
Aja Barber    |   11.17.16   |   SHARE
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You and your husband have a responsibility to integrate yourselves into the neighborhood. (Image: Thinkstock)

When You’re Married To The Only White Man In The Building

When you’re married to the only white man in your apartment building—and one of the very few in the neighborhood—you, as a woman, make a habit of Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   10.12.16   |   SHARE
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