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The Language of White Supremacy

  While some critics object that a more expansive definition of white supremacy hampers making distinctions in attitudes and actions, Vann R. Newkirk II explains how and why this linguistic change occurred.  He also refuses to let off the hook…

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Was Charlottesville the Exception or the Rule?

Poet and essayist, Claudia Rankine, answers the question in her New York Times piece. “The horror we seem to only now be noticing is an effect of our country’s longstanding commitment to white supremacy. But I am unclear about when…

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There Is No Middle Ground Between Racism And Justice

Starting with the quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. ““I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the…

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Why did Charlottesville carnage happen? Because we lie to ourselves.

In his column in the Miami Herald, Leonard Pitts Jr. writes, “What happened Saturday in Virginia is the bitter and inevitable fruit of our habit of intellectual dishonesty where race is concerned.”  Read more here.

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My fellow white Americans.

The author of this blog posted images from the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia last night protesting the removal of a Confederate statue.  She writes “Imagine for just one second that these protestors were black. . . . This…

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