All Topics

Tag Archives: White Privilege

News Flash

Teen paralyzed in ‘affluenza’ case to receive settlement

One of the victims injured by a teen in a fatal drunken-driving accident will receive a settlement of close to $3 million in cash and other payments. Sergio Molina, 17, was paralyzed when then 16-year-old Ethan Couch slammed his pickup into a group of people who were helping a woman with a stalled car in […]

Read the rest



News Flash

White student: ‘I will never apologize for white privilege’

A white college student who doesn’t believe in the existence of racism or white supremacy wrote an essay about why he would never apologize for white privilege. Tal Fortgang says that he’s tired of being told to “check his privilege” by others at his college. Here’s an excerpt of the essay that was published in […]

Read the rest



News Flash

In online experiment, white man experiences difficulty of being black

A white man can finally say that he knows what it feels like to be a black woman. At least in the virtual sense. Two weeks ago, Christopher Carbone participated in a social experiment. He swapped his Twitter pic for that of a black woman’s, as part of #RaceSwapExp. He wrote about his experience. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Paula Deen strikes again, this time comparing herself to Michael Sam

Paula Deen is on the comeback road, and has already managed to step into a pothole. The celebrity chef who fell from grace after her use of the “n-word” and antebellum desires became public, compared herself to Michael Sam, the (black) football player who came out as gay recently, in an interview with People magazine.

Read the rest



News Flash

Editor of controversial yoga piece releases statement

The editor of a controversial op-ed piece where a white woman openly laments about the affects of a heavyset black woman in her yoga class has responded. Jen Caron caught a wave of backlash after sharing her earnest thoughts on XO Jane about an African American woman entering her yoga class. Some called the piece self […]

Read the rest



News Flash

In lengthy essay, white woman laments about being in yoga with a lone black woman

In this day and age, you would think that people wouldn’t make such a big deal about people of color. We shop, workout and do everything that the majority does. Common sense right? Not so much. In an essay published on XO Jane, Jen Caron a white woman, was so moved by the presence of […]

Read the rest



News Flash

White teen creates comic strip explaining white privilege, reactions prove her point

Jamie Kapp, 19, understands that many people don’t get institutionalized racism. So the teen created a comic strip to break down white privilege. The cartoon was effective, but Kapp was shocked to learn that she had become a victim of bullying, death threats and hate mail because of her efforts. Kapp ended up shutting her […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Study: most college institutions governed by White men

A study released by the University of Central Florida shows that the top leaders at Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and schools remain mostly white and male. The study examined race and gender of conference commissioners and campus leaders holding positions of college and university presidents, athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives such as football coaches […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Italian distributors apologize for highlighting white actors in ‘slave’ posters

The Italian distributor of the film “12 Years a Slave” has issued an apology for promotional posters depicting white actors as the stars of the film. The posters featured Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, despite their relatively minor roles, and not the film’s star Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Read the rest



Featured Post

Privilege At Play in the Oval Office

barack_obama2011-finger-to-lips-wide

Obama has advocated more for the LGBTQ community than the black community. Why? Privilege…. When asked about targeted policy for the black community, Obama conveniently responded with “I am not the president of black America. I’m the president of America.” He added, “I want all Americans to have opportunity.” Though these statements were in response […]

Read the rest