Race and Class in Harlem: A 21st Century Perspective

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It’s time to talk the right talk when it comes to combating poverty in America.

When Will You Grab Your Saw?

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Aaron W. Voyles looks at how the constructions of a superhero lead to violence.

Cutting in Line Is Not OK—Unless You Use ReservationHop

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Power has its privileges, but apps can level the playing field—unless of course, they’re designed to entitle the entitled.

On Privilege Checking: The Story of My RateMyProfessors.com Chili Pepper

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History professor Oliver Lee Bateman checks the various privileges symbolized by a single flaming chili pepper.

Why Men Need a Movement (And Why It Isn’t “Men’s Rights”)

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Matthew Dean believes that fighting for other people is noble. And he believes that fighting for women and women’s rights is noble. But he also sees the need for men to fight for the specific issues that impact them.

Uppity Women & Uppity Others

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Rev. Neil O’Farrell considers what happens when talented people hope to rise.

Why are These Guys Giving $100 To Homeless People?

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The short answer is because they can and want to. The long answer is in the faces of everyone whose lives they touch.

“They’ll All Turn On You Eventually!” Why I Still Care About Being Politically Correct

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Ferrett Steinmetz keeps being told that you can never be perfect enough for “the PC police”. If he were trying to be perfect, that might matter.

God Was on His Side: Accessing Mark Jackson

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Jim Jividen discusses the firing of Mark Jackson and the special kind of privilege that Jackson and other avowed Christians have.

Tal Fortgang, Privilege and Unintended Ironies

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Community College instructor Gint Aras responds to Tal Fortgang’s dismissal of his white privilege.

The Garment of Identity

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Raoul Wieland explains that while it’s wonderful to see diversity as beautiful, we also need to actively recognize the ways in which people are discriminated against.

Bravery in the Ivy League

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Kyle Ashlee discusses the reality of discrimination at Dartmouth College and the importance of student activism in creating change at a school that is often thought to be perfect.

What a BuzzFeed Quiz Taught Me About Privilege

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BuzzFeed’s “How Privileged Are You?” quiz exposed to Pauline Gaines the blind spots in her understanding of privilege. She also discovered the ominous limitations of such a test.

Problems With Privilege

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The way we talk about privilege implies that if you drew the right card, your life is perfect.

The Joy of Affluenza: Privilege, Race, and the Ethan Couch Case

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Michael Amity delves into privilege–a mammoth, undermentioned topic that he feels is an institutional inequity supporter.

This Infograph About Privilege Made My Day

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  Robot Hugs explains privilege (and what to do about it) in an easy-to-understand way. I know, these privilege conversations can suck but we really need to have them. The idea is simple: there is an uneven power distribution that makes life easier for some of us (like me: a white cisgender-female), while making life […]