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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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What Does a Non-Racist White Person Look Like? Continuing Conversation, May 7, 2018

Dr. Poe Johnson will lead off Monday’s conversation with a presentation on the “Influence of White Supremacy and Complicity,” examining “the ubiquity of white complicity toward elements of white supremacy within practical and symbolic frameworks, particularly as it relates to…

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“White saviorism” in nonprofits

A five-person panel at the Yale Afro-American Cultural Center recently discussed how white supremacy and the idea of of the “white savior” affect the operations of nonprofits in New Haven and across the United States. Over the course of an…

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Implicit Bias and American History

Chernoh Sesay Jr. illustrates how applying the social psychology concept of implicit bias to “historical studies of race, human bondage, and post-slavery, might . . . open new revelations and pose new remedies for the issue of race in the…

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The Women Behind White Power

Have you seen the recent thought-provoking NYT article entitled, “The Women Behind White Power”? Here’s an excerpt: As is the case with so much of history, stories about the nation’s racism have focused on the dramatic, not the daily, on…

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