My manager asked me to stop pursuing justice for what happened because his friend needed her job. I felt like if she truly valued her job, she wouldn’t have treated a black customer differently for her race.
cultural appropriation
Why do white gay men want to spend so much time telling a black woman that her hurt, anger and disappointment is false, hate-mongering, and offensive?
Making jokes at the expense of others is something I’m very ashamed of.
It's not merely that racism is still rampant in America -- it's that your reaction to it matters.
kim kardashian
What was strange about the racism in Spain was that it came from progressives.
donald sterling
He was everything I never imagined I would be committed to; older and married, he clearly didn’t have much respect for people of color.
If you pay attention to these types of stories, you'd think men are just mindless semen prisons.

Apr 30, 2014 at 3:00pm | 156 comments

Unfortunately, racism is more American than apple pie.

Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00am | 93 comments

It’s never about one word, it’s about the intonations that seem to arise when having any interracial exchange.
White people, could you please stop flipping out when the topic of white privilege comes up?
you are the advice columnist
My usual response would be calling her out on her racist and homophobic behavior- should I use this as an educational moment or just bow out of the event?
Matt generously introduced me to his grandparents and other relatives as his “friend.”

Mar 27, 2014 at 2:00pm | 192 comments

When does the labeling stop? I ask myself that question all the time. What mold should I fit in because I have five kids?
I was the only person of color on my team but that didn’t bother me. It actually seemed like an asset at first. Being black with an engineering degree drew people to want to know more about me.
Ultimately all human life is fragile, but the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis show us that the lives of black boys can be disproportionately ephemeral.
I feel you, Steve McQueen. I wouldn’t have clapped for him either.
The National Congress of American Indians did not have the funds to run their ad during the Super Bowl. But it doesn’t mean that it’s not relevant.
clutch magazine
Not everyone got that some little black girl going to school in Elizabeth, NJ was so into heavy metal.
Your experience starts a dialogue; sure. But not every conversation needs to be entertained without you doing some homework on your own first.

Jan 29, 2014 at 11:00am | 969 comments

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If you are a white person one experience you will have throughout your life is other white people saying racist things to you, in this super comfortable tone rich with camaraderie.
But what about that dark-skinned black woman in their promotional video?! What about the picture of that black midwife hanging on their wall?!