racism

Despite our skin tones, our realities weren’t that disparate.

My White Childhood Best Friend Was Forbidden to See Me — Until She Found Me 29 Years Later

When her parents picked her up the next day, their eyes bored into ours with disgust. Not only was I black, but my otherwise white cousins were one- Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   04.14.17   |   SHARE
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Cultural Appropriation, Kendall Jenner, And That Pepsi Ad

How does one advertisement go so magnificently wrong, managing to center whiteness in the story of the battles of marginalized people, while playing Read...
Aja Barber    |   04.5.17   |   SHARE
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Decency has brought you here. It has brought us here. That narrative must change.

We Need Decent Men To Step Up And Be Good

It is the decent men who have failed us. Read...
Napoleon Wells of The Good Men Project    |   03.24.17   |   SHARE
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The March 2017 cover of Vogue. (Image via Instagram/ voguemagazine)

Whitewashing In American Society 

Hiiiiii people! These issues aren’t going away. And neither am I. So scroll on by if it bothers you. Read...
Aja Barber    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
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“Get Out”: A Film In Black And White 

Even if you think you're prepared for what to expect from Get Out, you're not. Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   02.28.17   |   SHARE
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Womanism: A Spiritual Resistance For Black Women

For me, feminism felt like finding a beautiful shoe in the wrong size. No matter how much I strained, it never seemed to be a perfect fit. I found my Read...
Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
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Dear CoverGirl: Replace James Charles With One Of These #BeautyBoys

Thursday afternoon, CoverGirl Ambassador James Charles sent out a racist tweet. Why is this problematic? Because of the unrelenting negative Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   02.21.17   |   SHARE
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"My particular brand of existence means allowing belief and non-belief to coexist peacefully alongside one another, just as Shintoism and Buddhism do in Japan — just as I must with my past."

Voodoo and Televangelism: A Black Woman's Journey To Atheism

I was probably the most religious kid you ever met. I genuinely believed in God, the way that most kids believe in Sunday morning cartoons and Read...
Jennifer Neal    |   02.21.17   |   SHARE
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