Understanding Manhood

Understanding Manhood by Beverly Goodwin

Raoul Wieland reviews Michael Kimmel’s ‘Manhood in America’ and explores the evolving and expanding definition of masculinity.

The Absence of Color in Frozen

The Absence of Color in Frozen

Alex Barnett thinks it’s time for Disney to ” let go” of institutional biases against people of color and embrace the rising number of minority and multiracial people.

Happy Birthday, Dr. King! Love, Your Pal, Woolite

Happy Birthday by Ron Cogswell

Adiba Nelson shows us how one company got it horribly wrong.

Everyday Racism: What Do You Say in a Moment Like This?

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She was ok with receiving her massage from a man…just not a black man.

Running Up That Hill: Grappling With My Own Racial Bias

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Gary Almeter hears a song being whistled, and his reaction forces him to confront assumptions about others…and himself.

Jay Z Speaks About The Positive Influence of Hip-Hop On Race Relations (Video)

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Jay Z says “We’re more alike than we’re different.”

December 2014

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Peter Putnam offers an image of hope and growth in the midst of a time marked by destruction and hate.

What to Do Instead of Being Color Blind

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Anthony Carter challenges the idea that being color-blind is the best way to improve society and bring about equality.

Michael Brown’s Death Is Now Part of American History

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David Alm on Michael Brown and America’s parallel history.

White People Square Off

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The “war” stops here

From Datcher Dreams to His Americus

White Picket Fence

Holiday reading for the winter, torched and charred.

What I Fear As A Black Man In America

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LeRon Barton talks about what he fears—not for himself, but for the boys still coming up.

Don’t Look To The President For Justice For Eric Garner

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Real change in American policing will come at the local level.

Read His Last Words: #ICantBreathe

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On the wrong day, in the wrong place, what happened to Eric Garner could happen to any of us.