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I’m Dreaming of a White Jesus

I’m Dreaming of a White Jesus

Perhaps you have seen the video – Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly responds to a Slate column in which Aisha Harris writes about the cognitive dissonance she experienced as a child, when the images of Santa in her home were black, but all the Santas out there in the world were white.  Harris proposes a new imaging of Santa
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Microaggressions

Microaggressions

If you’ve never heard the term “microaggression,” take a look at these links. In short, a microaggression is an individually small act that demeans, insults, or otherwise sets apart a non-privileged person. Being the target of countless microaggressions over the course of a life, week, or day, takes a very real toll. 21 Racial Microaggressions
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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

In memory of a great worker for justice. Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013.

Video: Reverse racism DOES exist

Video: Reverse racism DOES exist

A bit of mid-week humor.

When Uncle Jim Says Racist Things

Among many things that come with holiday season, there are those opportunities to respond to racist, sexist, or otherwise oppressive jokes and comments made by family members that you really don’t see very often. These opportunities may be more likely for white people, but not exclusively. Don’t be caught off guard! Armed with some of
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Excessive and Lethal Force: It’s Not Just Against Black Men

Excessive and Lethal Force: It’s Not Just Against Black Men

There is no shortage of high profile incidents of African American men and boys being shot and killed by while unarmed in places they have every right to be. From (and before) Emmett Till (1955) to Sean Bell (2006), Oscar Grant (2009), Trayvon Martin (2012), Jonathan Ferrell (2013), and countless others. (Twenty are reviewed at The Root.) The frequency of these murders of Black men might give
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