If You Don’t See Race, You’re Not Paying Attention

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Jarune Uwujaren explains that by claiming to not see race, you’re actually dismissing the experiences of people who face racism every day.

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Are You Okay With a Black Santa?

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Danny explores whether the “Can Santa Be a Black Man?” bulletin board was inherently racist.

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What Can America Learn From Nelson Mandela? (Video)

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Dr. Vibe and his allies discuss the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and what possible lessons Americans could learn from him.

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On Race: Madiba Got It Right – Why Can’t We?

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Tim Hart knows his generation has left the young people of America with a big mess in the battle to end racism. But he’s willing to join the fight if you are.

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Poetry in Motion: A Story of Hardship and Hope in Crow Country, Montana

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David Dean tells the tale of an immense struggle hidden and neglected throughout time and of a game that turned out to be so much more.

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Slow Motion: Skylarks, Prison and Social Progress


“What just happened?” The court-appointed lawyer repeated Jackie Summers words, then replied tersely. “You got f***ed.”

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Sometimes the Right Things Go Viral – Racism, The GAP and Standing up For What’s Right

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What do you do when you see graffiti that symbolizes a too-common form of hate? If you’re Arsalan Iftikhar, you take a photo of it, and make it go viral.

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What Happens When White Fathers Leave Their Black Daughters?

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Bea Hinton grew up hoping her white father would show up on the doorstep and whisk her away into a happy white family, the kind she sees on TV. That never happened. Here’s what did.

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Trayvon, George, You and Me and Our American Problem

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Ariel Chesler wonders “Why does it take death and tragedy for us to have these conversations about race in this country?”

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The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened


Jackie Summers has identified the most troubling thing about racism these days: no one ever admits to being racist.

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“When Is It OK to Call Someone Black?”

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“We must devise strategies to keep naming, interpreting, and confronting racism”. Beth Balliro answers a question sent to Steve Locke.

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The Proper Way To Be Black

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Apparently, there is an appropriate way to be a black man in 2013. Christian Coleman wants to discuss why it is that he doesn’t give a damn.

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What My White Neighbor Taught Me in Memphis: On Race, Crime, and Community

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Dr. Darron Smith wants to change the way we equate being black and male with crime.

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Danny Brown’s Availability

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White women assuming sexual power over black men is not a new story, says Robert Reece, of news that Danny Brown received unwanted oral sex on stage.

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Does Black Life Matter More When Raised by White Parents?

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Chad Goller-Sojourner knows the value of at least one white privilege.

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Is American Hyphenated?

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An Aussie soldier challenges his Yank counterpart to drop the hyphen from his American identity.

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