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Study: White Privilege Is Real

White Privilege

By diamond 2:47 pm February 26, 2015 A study has proven what we already knew to be true — white privilege exists. Water is also wet. From the New York Times: As they describe in two working papers, Redzo Mujcic and Paul Frijters, economists at the University of Queensland, trained and assigned 29 young adult testers (from both […]

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#crimingwhilewhite reveals double standard when it comes to police

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am December 4, 2014 A wave of white people are taking to social media to inform the masses about the double standard that is present when it comes to interacting with the police. #CrimingWhileWhite became Twitter’s highest trending topic in America after a New York grand jury decided to not indict a […]

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Report: black students 4 four times more likely to attend high-poverty schools

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:50 am November 7, 2014 African American children are more likely to attend high-poverty schools than their white counterparts, according to a study released by the Urban Institute. The study also found that blacks of all socioeconomic classes live in higher-poverty neighborhoods than whites of similar income.

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Woman sparks controversy by dressing in blackface as ‘Walking Dead’ character

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:57 am October 14, 2014 A white Cosplay enthusiast is facing the wrath of the Internet for going “blackface” in order to look like Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. 

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New project prompts whites to explore what it’s like to be white in America

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:01 am October 14, 2014 A new PBS documentary has been launched to allow whites in America to explore what the “white” experience is like in the country.

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Teen paralyzed in ‘affluenza’ case to receive settlement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:20 am May 8, 2014 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 […]

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:35 am May 5, 2014 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 […]

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In online experiment, white man experiences difficulty of being black

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:09 pm April 15, 2014 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 […]

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm February 27, 2014 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 […]

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Editor of controversial yoga piece releases statement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:30 am January 30, 2014 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 […]

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