The Talk We Need To Have: On Race And Parenthood


Pete Cataldo revisits the racism he encountered as a child and how it empowers him as the parent of a biracial child.

Compton Commodified: NWA Was Always A Blend of Fiction and Reality

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The biopic Straight Outta Compton tells the story of rise and fall of Los Angeles rap group NWA.

7 Things to Remember if You’re a White Person in an Interracial Relationship

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When you’re a white person in an interracial relationship, there’s this whole white supremacy thing hanging in the air.

Remaining Human: Learning to See the White Racial Frame

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“Every single day folks are dying. Not being able to take another breath. We are in a state of emergency. If you don’t feel that emergency, you are not human.” Patriss Cullors

High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, and Race — A’bria Robinson


“Boys disrespect me…If I never let them get it…They ask how much do you love me…But to them I’m nothing…I’m nothing but my body.”

The Struggle is Real


What I am going to say here will shock some people but the want to express this has been tugging at me for a while so I had to say it.

The Matrix of Race and Privilege

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For Steve Harper, the question of, “When did you first realize you were White?” is only the beginning.

Why White Dudes Freak Out About White Privilege

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Meg Ainsworth was disowned for dating a black man, so she knows a thing or two about racism.

The Unseen Jury: The Ideology and Psychology of Covert Racism

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Examining institutionalized racism’s psychological and philosophical roots and how to combat it.

The Hidden Face Behind the Confederate Flag


The failure to target the malignancy of racism both smacks of Dorian Gray avoiding his portrait in the attic and carves fresh blemishes amongst those caused by the malignancy itself. Quentin Lucas shows us how.

The Man, the Examined Life, and My Own Heterocentricity


There is nothing so binding and divisive as our own perception of how things should be. But what do you do, as Jeremy McKeen uncovers, when you are the majority of the world’s ruling niche? — What does a Hooters full of lesbians, a bus full of Princeton University alumni, and a beach full of […]

Exploring How Black and White Artists Depict Race


Black Like Us? – a new exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art – looks at how blackness has been portrayed in American art through the years.

Gone Incognito


Faced with a racist pickup line, the speaker of Jia Oak Baker’s poem chooses playfulness over outrage.

Colorblind: Asian Identity In America

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Six Asian & Asian-American young adults discuss identity and race on a personal and socio-political level.

Labels, Passing, and Identifying

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David Guba on the use and purpose of labels in the context of race and nationality.