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I Will Never Underestimate White People’s Need To Preserve Whiteness Again | VSB

I Will Never Underestimate White People’s Need To Preserve Whiteness Again | VSB | color conversations | Scoop.it

Whiteness and the preservation of White supremacy is past an identity or status. It is their oxygen, their plasma, their connective tissue.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on When Language Fails Her

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on When Language Fails Her | color conversations | Scoop.it
The writer spoke about police killings in America.
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Forget Lena Dunham, Let’s Talk About Odell Beckham Jr., Who Is a Brilliant Troll

Forget Lena Dunham, Let’s Talk About Odell Beckham Jr., Who Is a Brilliant Troll | color conversations | Scoop.it
The flamboyant New York Giants’ wide receiver isn’t worried about what anyone has to say about his sexuality, and, at this point, two things are clear: He’s going to keep dancing and he’s just trolling us.
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Swimming's Racist Past Makes Simone Manuel’s Win an Even Bigger Deal

Swimming's Racist Past Makes Simone Manuel’s Win an Even Bigger Deal | color conversations | Scoop.it
On Thursday, the world watched as Simone Manuel became the first African-American to win a gold medal in an individual swim event, and first Black woman to win an Olympic swimming medal period. …
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Those who focus on police reform are asking the wrong questions

Those who focus on police reform are asking the wrong questions | color conversations | Scoop.it
The focus has been on ending shootings by officers, but activists are pushing for deeper social and economic changes
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Black Lives Matter Protest Proves Pride Needs More Empathy, Less Prejudice

Black Lives Matter Protest Proves Pride Needs More Empathy, Less Prejudice | color conversations | Scoop.it
Instead of griping about a 25-minute delay, or complaining when people bring up issues that don't personally affect you, how about adding a little empathy to your pride instead of prejudice? LGBT rights have progressed because of protest and people who have benefited from those actions should look beyond themselves and consider the struggles of those still fighting because Pride is, always has been and always will be, political.
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Stop Making Black People Fight Everyone's Battles - The Establishment

Stop Making Black People Fight Everyone's Battles - The Establishment | color conversations | Scoop.it
We can support other people of color without making their issues our priority.
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The Rise and Fall of an All-American Catchphrase: 'Free, White, and 21'

The Rise and Fall of an All-American Catchphrase: 'Free, White, and 21' | color conversations | Scoop.it

"'Free, white, and 21' appeared in dozens of movies in the ’30s and ’40s, a proud assertion that positioned white privilege as the ultimate argument-stopper. The current state of contention over the existence and shape of white privilege weaves back into the story of this catchphrase: its rise, its heyday, and how it disappeared."

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Kentucky Town Re-Examines Its Racial History

Kentucky Town Re-Examines Its Racial History | color conversations | Scoop.it
From the Civil War into the 1920s, white mobs violently expelled virtually all of their black neighbors in dozens of towns across the South. A new book, Buried in the Bitter Waters, describes this oft-forgotten history of racial cleansing.
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9 Ways Native Men Can Heal From Historical Trauma

9 Ways Native Men Can Heal From Historical Trauma | color conversations | Scoop.it
What does the founder of Native P.R.I.D.E., Clayton Small, say about Native American men overcoming historical trauma? He has nine solutions.
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Dear White People: Here’s 10 Ways To Tell If A Black Person Actually Likes You | VSB

Dear White People: Here’s 10 Ways To Tell If A Black Person Actually Likes You | VSB | color conversations | Scoop.it
An important list
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Academia, Love Me Back

Academia, Love Me Back | color conversations | Scoop.it
My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education and Council for Opportunity in Education.…
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Michelle Obama’s Embrace Of Feckless War Criminal George Bush Is The Blackest Thing That Ever Happened Last Week | VSB

Michelle Obama’s Embrace Of Feckless War Criminal George Bush Is The Blackest Thing That Ever Happened Last Week | VSB | color conversations | Scoop.it

There's no escaping Whiteness
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Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people ...

Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people ... | color conversations | Scoop.it
“Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white...”
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Albert Einstein: The Negro Question (1946)

Albert Einstein: The Negro Question (1946) | color conversations | Scoop.it
I am writing as one who has lived among you in America only a little more than ten years. And I am writing seriously and warningly. Many readers may ask: "What right has he to speak about things which concern us alone, and which no newcomer should touch?"
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Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality.

Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality. | color conversations | Scoop.it
When people ask me, “Who will protect us, I want to say: Who protects you now?
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What Are the Effects of Teaching Black Students About Social Justice?

What Are the Effects of Teaching Black Students About Social Justice? | color conversations | Scoop.it
A new study shows such courses prompted self-exploration and openness in marginalized kids.    
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Black Dads Are Doing Best of All - NYTimes.com

Black Dads Are Doing Best of All - NYTimes.com | color conversations | Scoop.it
There is an astounding amount of mythology loaded into this stereotype, one that echoes a history of efforts to rob black masculinity of honor and fidelity.
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What Killer Mike Got Wrong About My Bernie Sanders Confrontation - The Establishment

What Killer Mike Got Wrong About My Bernie Sanders Confrontation - The Establishment | color conversations | Scoop.it
The hip-hop star needs to be held accountable for his sustained abuse.
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What I Learned From Kristi Yamaguchi

Growing up as a Korean adoptee in a white family was often confusing and isolating. But watching someone who looked like me dominate on the ice changed everything.
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The True Redemption Of #CancelColbert's Suey Park - The Establishment

The True Redemption Of #CancelColbert's Suey Park - The Establishment | color conversations | Scoop.it
Revisiting a tweet, and its creator, that were unjustly maligned.
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Black mail carrier handcuffed by NYPD while delivering packages, video shows

Black mail carrier handcuffed by NYPD while delivering packages, video shows | color conversations | Scoop.it
"This could have been another Eric Garner situation if Glen had not responded as calmly as he did," the Brooklyn borough president said.
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