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How to Be a Racial Justice Hero

How to Be a Racial Justice Hero | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Racial Transformers don’t fixate on who’s a racist or whether someone intends animus. For they know that the deepest racism lies not just in the hearts and minds of individuals, but in the roles and rules of big institutions—like schools, courtrooms and corporations. That’s their primary focus of change—these familiar systems of power, churning out deep and deadly racial inequities by the day.

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F**k Racial Reconciliation

F**k Racial Reconciliation | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
So I had a conversation with a friend today as she was heading to speak with her church about racial reconciliation. She is a Black woman that attends a predominant white church and made it her mis...
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8 Sneaky Racial Code Words and Why Politicians Love Them  

8 Sneaky Racial Code Words and Why Politicians Love Them   | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
A guide to manipulating bigotry to support an agenda, while insisting you didn’t mention race.
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"I Guess I'm a Racist" and Other Proclamations That End Conversations About Race | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com

"I Guess I'm a Racist" and Other Proclamations That End Conversations About Race | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
In this book excerpt, Ian Haney López explains why -- for conservatives -- alleging that they've been called racist is a good strategy.
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8 Interesting Reasons Some Blacks Reject Being Called 'African-American'

8 Interesting Reasons Some Blacks Reject Being Called 'African-American' | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
I’m Biracial While many people of mixed racial backgrounds accept being called an African-American, a number of them reject the “one drop rule.”  They feel that being labeled Black or African-American forces them to choose being Black exclusively and to reject the other ethnic groups that contributed to their genetic makeup. In an interview with BET’s “106 […]
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“Post-racial America” is a dangerous lie: Why the fantasy is naive, insidious and deadly

“Post-racial America” is a dangerous lie: Why the fantasy is naive, insidious and deadly | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Post-racial thinking is insidious not only because it gives lie to the very real and continuing material consequences of racism in this country, but also because it seduces young, optimistic, idealistic black youth into identifying with the very systems and people who would kill them without a second thought — and then go order a pizza and a take a nap.  

 

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The Effects of Ignoring Systemic Racism | The Nation

The Effects of Ignoring Systemic Racism | The Nation | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it


"Individual racism may be hurtful, but the systemic carries much more ruthless consequences.

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Ignoring the reality of racism only makes us more racist."



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Part of the responsibility of living in the U.S. is to fight it's own oppressive systems. Systems of imperialist white supremacist racist patriarchal vulture capitalism. 


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Ok, White Folks, here’s how you can really help!

Ok, White Folks, here’s how you can really help! | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
More Ignorant White Folks: It was a brutally cold, Saturday evening in January of this year; my wife and I had agreed earlier in the week that we would share our story with...
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What White People Need to Learn

What White People Need to Learn | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Let's take a look at what "white" actually means -- it might surprise you.
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4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege -

4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege - | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
by Mia McKenzie I’ve often said that it’s not enough to acknowledge your privilege. And, in fact, that acknowledging it is often little more than a chance to pat yourself on the back for being so “aware.” What I find is that most of the time when people acknowledge their privilege, they feel really special about it, really important, really glad that something so significant just happened, and then they just go ahead and do whatever they wanted to do anyway, privilege firmly in place. The truth is that acknowledging your privilege means a whole lot of nothing much if...
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'They All Look Alike': The Other-Race Effect

'They All Look Alike': The Other-Race Effect | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Prejudiced and non-prejudiced people are equally likely to fall victim to the other-race effect.
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Understanding anti-Black racism as species-ism: Reflections on Richard Sherman's affective excess and the Twitterverse's response

Understanding anti-Black racism as species-ism:  Reflections on Richard Sherman's affective excess and the Twitterverse's response | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
My first impulse was to resist paying even a modicum of attention to the story following Richard Sherman's postgame interview, namely because the goings-on of the sports industry -- an industry tha...
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Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person...

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person... | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Being a Straight White Middle Class Able-Bodied Male can be like winning a lottery you didn't even know you were playing.
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Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.
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14 Disturbing Stats About Racial Inequality in American Public Schools

14 Disturbing Stats About Racial Inequality in American Public Schools | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
The DOE’s comprehensive civil rights survey revealed this and several other disturbing stats about racial inequality in our public schools.
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Face It! You Can't Change Society Without Addressing Racism

Face It! You Can't Change Society Without Addressing Racism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
National People's Action believes directly addressing structural racism is the only way to create a just society.
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20 Ways Not to Be a Gentrifier

20 Ways Not to Be a Gentrifier | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
It isn’t the act of moving somewhere that makes you a gentrifier—it's what you do once you get there.
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Why there will be another Trayvon

Why there will be another Trayvon | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Racial bias is structural, not merely personal. Until we think about it that way, the status quo will not change
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Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race by Jen Graves

Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race by Jen Graves | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

If you're white, you have to own it. None of this I'm-not- white, I'm-beyond-it-and-I'm-Norwegian stuff. White people have to see race according to the terms they actually benefit from. Not that whiteness is a monolith, any more than nonwhiteness is. As Mab Segrest writes: "Women are less white than men, gay people are less white than straight people, poor people less white than rich people, Jews than Christians, and so forth." But what might matter, what should matter, is that whiteness is a real force that you've personally benefited from in one way or another if you're white.

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Do White Folks Fear Violence When Black Folks Are Just Being Blunt?

Do White Folks Fear Violence When Black Folks Are Just Being Blunt? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
A “confrontational cadence” can be familiar in black English, but it might also feed the sense among others that young black men are always about to “go off.”
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White rage and white lies: How the right’s language about race created Michael Dunn and George Zimmerman

White rage and white lies: How the right’s language about race created Michael Dunn and George Zimmerman | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
The way we talk about race remains all wrong -- and until we fix it, more young people are going to needlessly die
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28 Common Racist Attitudes And Behaviors - Democratic Underground

28 Common Racist Attitudes And Behaviors - Democratic Underground | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

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Four Types of Racism

Four Types of Racism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

 

Two types of individual-level racism, and two types of systemic-level racism. Click photo to enlarge

 

Source: Race Forward

 


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How Racism Tears Apart Social Democracy

How Racism Tears Apart Social Democracy | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Our history is not one that is particularly just. But instead of critically examining our past and how it shapes our future, we make excuses.
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How the Church Resegregated Schools in the South

How the Church Resegregated Schools in the South | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"You see, like it or not, race matters. It matters for where you live, what job you have, what school you attend, what church you belong to, what social groups you participate in, and a myriad of other ways in which we live, thrive, and have our being in this country."

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Anti-marijuana laws were based on racism, not science

Anti-marijuana laws were based on racism, not science | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Is marijuana's beer-like buzz more damaging than what people get from hard liquor? Is there a scientific reason why this drug is deemed so dangerous and illegal? Nope.
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