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Protesters last week in Baton Rouge. Image: Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS.

Protecting Our Children After The Wounds Of Racism Divide Us Even More

I find myself in this place again. I am numb. I feel empty. I almost have no words. In 2012, around the time of the birth of my son, I had a similar Read...
Nia Heard-Garris of The Conversation    |   07.21.16   |   SHARE
Taystee sobs, kneeling on the ground, with a CO standing behind her. Image: Netflix.

Orange Is The New Black Is Trauma Porn Written For White People [spoilers]

It’s like the writers and producers sat around and said, “Let’s put all the most f*cked up recent cultural references in one season and be the most Read...
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"I Have A Dream": But Are We Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. And His Fight?

"When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a Read...
Adiba Nelson    |   01.18.16   |   SHARE
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A Call Out To Fellow White Feminists: Ferguson Is A Reproductive Justice Matter

Ferguson is a feminist issue—for all of us. Read...
Kelley Calkins   |   11.25.14   |   SHARE
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As Attorney General Eric Holder Steps Down, Let's Remember Him With These 3 Quotes On Enduring Racism In America

While Holder might be best remembered for the Mexican drug cartel scandal, his words on racial relations in America are the better part of his legacy. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   09.25.14   |   SHARE

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Reminds Us Racism is Alive and Well in the Media

The racially charged shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old has Twitter activists up in arms. Here's why you should care. Read...
Kelley Calkins   |   08.13.14   |   SHARE

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Race-Themed Hashtags Remind Us the Fight Ain't Over

The #dangerousblackkids hashtag is calling out ridiculous racism in America. Yet social media hasn’t always handled the issue with such awesomeness. Read...
Nikki Gloudeman   |   02.17.14   |   SHARE