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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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How Jimi Hendrix’s race became his ‘invisible legacy’

The following piece is from CNN. It was written by John Blake. By: John Blake Two weeks after closing Woodstock with his reinvention of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Jimi Hendrix decided to offer a free concert for a group he called “my people.” He held a concert for an African-American audience in Harlem, a place […]

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Democratic Candidates Must Work Harder to Lock in Black Voters

The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Charles D. Ellison. By: Charles D. Ellison New polls are showing weaker-than-usual African-American support for Democratic candidates, while the GOP is gaining ground with voters of color.

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The Racist Housing Policies That Built Ferguson

The following piece is from The Atlantic. It was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates By: Ta-Nehisi Coates The geography of America would be unrecognizable today without the race-based social engineering of the mid-20th century.

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