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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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No, I Won’t Stop Saying “White Supremacy”

Race scholar, Robin DiAngelo, explains why explains why the phrase “white supremacy” is appropriate for use apart from its describing extremist groups: “White supremacy captures the all-encompassing centrality and assumed superiority of people defined and perceived as white, and the…

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A Racism Harder than Stone

Longtime New Orleans’ resident and author, Michael Tisserand, supports Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s order to remove four prominent monuments portraying Confederate officials and generals ” as well as an obelisk celebrating the white militia that in 1874 rioted against integrated police…

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What’s in a Word: white supremacy

Alex Kapitan revisits the definition of the phrase. “The idea that the concept of white supremacy is limited to white nationalism is, in fact, a way in which the true system of white supremacy seeks to disguise itself.”

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