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A History of White Delusion

What you see depends upon where you stand.  Nicholas Kristof notes the difference in perception of racial incidents between whites and African Americans.  “Even in the last decade, almost two-thirds of white Americans have said that blacks are treated fairly…

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When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Revisted by Nicholas Kristof

As a follow-up to his series of columns in 2014, Nicholas Kristof points out the “racial disparities . . . [that] are as grave as ever”: wealth, sentencing, exposure to environmental hazards, education, job opportunities, etc.  He refers to an…

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Continuing Conversation: Assumptions

Please join us on Monday, June 1, 7 p.m., in the Story Room (3rd floor) for our monthly Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege. The focus this month will be “Assumptions.”  When we see someone of another race, what…

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Our Biased Brains by Nicholas Kristof

Can people overcome hard-wired reactions? Kristof discusses the difficulty in doing this in his May 7, 2015 column.  “[The brain] categorizes people by race in the first one-fifth second after seeing a face. Brain scans show that even when people…

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“When Whites Just Don’t Get It,” Part IV by Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof published the fourth installment of his series entitled “When Whites Just Don’t Get It.”   He addresses  “personal responsibility,” an issue raised by some of his readers, and reminds them that “centuries of racial subjugation still shape inequity…

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