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The politics of being friends with white people

By Brittney Cooper A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, which found that 40 percent of white people and 25 percent of nonwhite people have no friends of the opposite race, caused me to reflect deeply on the friendship segregation that has characterized my own life. … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Sleep With White Guys

By Eternity E. Martis They say nothing comes without a price. However, in the case of being one of the only coloured girls in my city, nothing comes without a race. I live in a predominately white city. Not by … Continue reading

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Why White People Don’t See Racism

By Keith Boykin Next week I will participate in a racial discrimination hearing against a Manhattan night club that frisked and searched me when I attended on a “Black night” but does not search patrons on mostly white nights. Last … Continue reading

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Why Trayvon Martin’s Murder is Personal – and Why We Need to Keep Talking About It

By Clabouvier Trayvon Martin on trial has been so deeply personal for me and my entire family in part because it is our story too. I thought about not writing it, to protect what little privacy we have left, but … Continue reading

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National Review Tells Young Whites To Avoid Blacks, Again

By Zack Beauchamp A top conservative publication published a column on Wednesday advising young white children to stay away from black people, despite firing a columnist roughly a year ago for writing a very similar piece in a different publication. … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Whiteness

By Paul Waldman As a biracial child who spent part of his youth abroad, Barack Obama learned the feeling of otherness and became attuned to how he was perceived by those around him. As a politician, he knew well that many … Continue reading

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The Costs of Racial “Color Blindness”

By Michael I. Norton and Evan P. Apfelbaum It’s a natural tendency, proven time and again in research: When you see a new person, one of the first things you notice is his or her race. In business life, however, … Continue reading

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Living in the Land of the Free Doesn’t Make You Free

By Walter Mosley I remember when I was 17 years old, in 1969; three of my friends dropped by in one of their cars and asked me if I wanted to go out with them to the beach or the … Continue reading

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Soledad O’Brien Calls Out ‘White People’ Over ‘Black In America’ Series

Soledad O’Brien addressed criticism from “white people” about her documentaries about race in America in a new video. O’Brien has hosted five documentaries in CNN’s “Black In America” series. In a talk at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, she said … Continue reading

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Being white is awesome, so how could we be racist?

By Dawn Cutaia Being white is pretty awesome. Don’t get me wrong, if I were a white male instead of a white woman, my life would be even more awesome, but being a white female is still powerful. Being white … Continue reading

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