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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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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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Surprise! Study Finds People Don't Understand How Racism Works

Apparently seeing images of successful black people makes whites, Asians and Hispanics think racism doesn't exist.
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The Case for American History

The Case for American History | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

I wanted to take moment to reply to Kevin Williamson's Case Against Reparations. I wanted to do that, primarily, because his piece covers many of the most common objections to my piece, but also because I've always been an admirer of Williamson's writing, if not his ideas. Among those ideas is a kind of historical creationism which holds that "race" is a fixed thing. The problems with this approach are many, and duly apparent from the outset.

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My Life in the Classroom, Where Race Always MattersMy Life in the Classroom, Where Race Always Matters

My Life in the Classroom, Where Race Always MattersMy Life in the Classroom, Where Race Always Matters | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Why can I get away with wearing ripped-up jeans and a Lakers jersey to class? There’s no getting around this: It’s because I’m a white man.Why can I get away with wearing ripped-up jeans and a Lakers jersey to class? There’s no getting around this: It’s because I’m a white man.
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After Sterling, here's how to achieve racial equity

After Sterling, here's how to achieve racial equity | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

To achieve racial equity, we need to be able to do three things: talk explicitly about race; focus on the impact of policies and practices and the intention behind them; and support power-building in marginalized communities.Donald Sterling's racism is only part of the racial equity conversation, writes Rinku Sen.

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Racist remarks aren't the real problem

Racist remarks aren't the real problem | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
LZ Granderson says the controversies about the Nevada rancher and an NBA team owner don't address America's real race problem
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White Rage in the Sage: Western Racism is Nothing New

White Rage in the Sage: Western Racism is Nothing New | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
The Western anti-government movement has a long tradition of racism, and Cliven Bundy is part of that tradition.
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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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Jasper, Texas, Shows Why the Voting Rights Act Still Matters

Jasper, Texas, Shows Why the Voting Rights Act Still Matters | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
It's been a year since the Supreme Court gutted the law, and racial justice remains elusive.
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Can We Have Capitalism Without Racism? The Invisible Chains of Debt and the Catastrophic Loss of African American Wealth

Can We Have Capitalism Without Racism? The Invisible Chains of Debt and the Catastrophic Loss of African American Wealth | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Can we finally turn the corner on colorblind racism in 2014?
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Civil Rights: It’s Not a Black Thing, White People Just Don’t Want to Understand

Civil Rights: It’s Not a Black Thing, White People Just Don’t Want to Understand | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Institutional racism is alive and kicking Black butt. Voter ID laws, redlining, and credit scores. Institutional racism attacks Blacks by engaging in racial profiling, stop-and-frisk policies, police brutality, the failed “war on drugs,” and the criminal justice system in general. It misinforms our youth by using bigoted and prejudiced textbooks, punishing non-white students more harshly …
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The Origins of 'Privilege'

The Origins of 'Privilege' | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
The concept of privilege came into its own in the eighties, when the women’s-studies scholar Peggy McIntosh started writing about it.
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White Privilege 101: Here’s the Basic Lesson Paul Ryan, Tal Fortgang and Donald Sterling Need

White Privilege 101: Here’s the Basic Lesson Paul Ryan, Tal Fortgang and Donald Sterling Need | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
A refresher on how privilege works, and why race and gender matter.
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"Color-blinded-ness" IS racism

"Color-blinded-ness" IS racism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of conversation about the Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action in Michigan. It presents an opportunity to explain some things that may be difficult for my fellow white ...
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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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