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Existing While Black: Irrational Fear Is the New Breed of Racism

Describing some of the many recent instances of white people calling the police or security about people of color, Richard J. Reddick comments in Fortune: “[T]hese instances experienced by black people and people of color illuminate how routine life experiences…

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Two Americas: Upward Mobility for White vs. Black Children

A study from The Equality of Opportunity Project documents the on-going racial gap in upward mobility. “[R]acial differences in economic opportunity using data on 20 million children and their parents.  . . . show black children have much lower rates…

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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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Being a Friend When You Are Becky

What is the responsibility of white people in their relationships with People of Color?  This essay from the group WOC & Allies outlines specific steps white people can take, in particular self-examination. “Should we give up on having interracial relationships?…

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Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

“A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  More than half of whites — 55 percent…

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