Black America holds up a mirror for us. And white America is terrified to look.
White people, could you please stop flipping out when the topic of white privilege comes up?
While some have argued that people of color can put an end to racism if we just stop calling it as we see it, scientist and activist Joseph Osmundson is imploring his white brethren to become allies in the fight against racism.
The trouble is, when white folks hear "racism," we tend to take it really personally, as an accusation, or as a challenge. But it's less about us, individually, than it is about the culture in which we participate, and which collectively we have some power to change.

Jun 22, 2012 at 4:00pm | 337 comments