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White kids, racism and the way privileged parenting props up an unjust system

Noah Berlatsky focusing on the work of Margaret Hagerman, professor of sociology and author of White Kids: Growing up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America, notes that “well intentioned people work half unconsciously to solidify and perpetuate their own…

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I want you to be able to look white people in the eyes.

In his essay, Sam McKenzie, Jr. discusses “reckless eyeballing,” which has both physical and psychological manifestations.  “[T]he consequences are clear. These consequences are internal prisons and dead souls. The penalties are in how we see ourselves and how we see…

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To talk about structural racism, we have to talk about white privilege

This post in Urban Wire: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, the think tank Urban Institute‘s blog, defines the basic terms white privilege and structural racism, how they are understood and the impact they have particularly on policies and practices.  “In the…

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Zen and the Art of Privilege Maintenance

“Zen and the Art of Privilege Maintenance,” a panel moderated by Deborah Prentice, featuring Brian S. Lowery (Stanford University) and Eric D. Knowles (NYU). This is the fourth event in the Inequality Science Series. Comic caption: “I’m thrilled. We can now come out of the shadows and legally…

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Annual Poverty Summit: Weeding Out Poverty, Tuesday, October 13, 2015

For more information on the event, click here. About poverty in New Jersey, click here. About the sponsoring group. click here. 

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