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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Practicing a Deep Intercultural Understanding

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Raoul Wieland ponders living a life in which diversity, tolerance, and unity become realities instead of dreams.

We Cannot Teach Race Without Addressing What it Means to be ‘White’

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What is the experience of white students when racial issues are being taught in classrooms? Are we missing engaging an essential part of diversity?

First Hispanic Poet Laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera

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Could this signal a new direction for US literature.

Diversity–Can We Talk?

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Jody Gold believes that it’s time for organizations to invite and demand the brilliance of all of their people. It’s time to heal so we can be free.