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The White Problem

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Quinn Norton. By: Quinn Norton This is Part One of a Series on Whiteness. (Part Two)Politically, the Negro is the touchstone of the modern democratic idea. The presence of the Negro puts our democracy to the proof and reveals the falsity of it.” — Hubert Harrison, 1911I’m not […]

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An anti-Ebola march in SW Philadelphia: “I’m a West African – not a virus.”

The following piece is from Philly. It was written by Jeff Gammage. By: Jeff Gammage Practically everyone at the march had a story about people who refused to shake hands or moved to another bus seat when they realized they were near a Liberian. “Once they hear our accent, people try to avoid us,” said […]

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Report: Chicago Police Are Getting Away With Brutality, And Most Of It Is Against Minorities

The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Joseph Erbentraut. By: Joseph Erbentraut A report to be presented to the United Nations next month alleges the Chicago Police Department has engaged in “ongoing, pervasive” violence targeting the city’s youth of color in a way perpetuated by its “culture of impunity.”

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The “Dear White People” syndrome: Why movies are obsessed with light-skinned black characters

The following post is from Salon. It was written by Morgan Jenkins. By: Morgan Jenkins For Princeton University’s recent Black Alumni Conference, an advance screening of “Dear White People” took place at the town’s Garden Theater, and I was one of many who could not wait to see it. Throughout the film, I could hear many […]

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“I am Darren Wilson”: St. Louis and the geography of fear

Protester car with slogan “I am Mike Brown.” Ferguson, Missouri, Sept. 30.

The following piece is from Quartz. It was written by Sarah Kendzior. By: Sarah Kendzior ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—“I am Darren Wilson.” The slogan is all over the St. Louis metropolitan area: on T-shirts worn by soccer moms, on rubber bracelets worn by police officers, on signs held by their wives. “I am Darren Wilson,” they […]

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Police Violence and Youth Resistance: “Mike Brown Means We Got to Fight Back!”

  The following post is from the Praxis Center. It was written by Dara Cooper. By: Dara Cooper As a food and environmental justice activist, like many of my comrades, I embrace a global, macro analysis and vision for why we’re fighting. Rooted in the realities of injustice, particularly among communities of color, we understand […]

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The Nod: A Subtle Lowering of the Head You Give to Another Black Person in an Overwhelmingly White Place

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Musa Okwonga. By: Musa Okwonga If you’re a black person who has ever visited a place where there aren’t many other black people, then you will be familiar with The Nod. The Nod is just that: An almost imperceptible lowering of the head toward any other black person […]

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Wall Street lacks diversity

The following piece is from the Chicago Sun-Times. It was written by Jesse Jackson. By: Jesse Jackson Wall Street may lead America in financial rewards, but it is a laggard when it comes to diversity. The lack of diversity among its CEOs and managing partners is notorious. Now a survey by Vettery, a recruiting firm, […]

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This is what the legacy of ‘white privilege’ looks like in Bill O’Reilly’s hometown

The following piece is from the Washington Post. It was written by Emily Badger. By: Emily Badger Levittown, the Long Island community where Bill O’Reilly grew up, holds a unique place in history for two reasons: It was the original subdivision, a mass-produced town of neatly uniform, affordable Cape Cod homes that would serve as a model for […]

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Why Vonderrit Myers matters

The following piece is from MSNBC. It was written by Trymaine Lee. By: Trymaine Lee Vonderrit Myers is no Michael Brown. Myers, the black 18-year old shot and killed by a St. Louis police officer last week, is also no Trayvon Martin or Jordan Davis or any of the others on a growing list of slain unarmed black men who have invigorated a new generation’s fight for racial […]

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