Many white folks don’t understand the definition of institutional or systemic racism, and that’s got to change.
“When it’s black people, crime is like this one size fits all … crime is crime. When it’s white people, we’re required to have a nuanced understanding of crime.”
Its all coming unwound, in a mad procession of shocking ineptitude.
But it gave me a sense of how it happens. I saw kids who would never have dreamed of using or thinking such things about classmates grow into teenagers that had awful and shameful ways of viewing the world. How could they avoid it when it’s put into them by their elders? I had the benefit of not having such things put in my head.
Dr. Andrew Smiler lists some of the factors that mass shooters have in common. — Another week, another mass killing. Or two, or three. Here in the US, we’ve had shootings in churches, movie theatres, at all types of schools (elementary, high school, colleges), and even military bases. Back in the 1980s, it was disgruntled employees […]
Patrick Paglen discusses how privilege is rooted in our love for the legacies bequeathed to us from our ancestors.
Paying attention to issues like white privilege and gay rights and xenophobia – what does this have to do with a being a good man? Everything. Spencer Pennington explains.
No life is devoid of struggle and pain. Life sucks regardless of how much privilege you have. But it usually sucks less if you’re privileged.
Like many fathers, Kyle Wiley is aware of the racial tensions plaguing our country. Because his kids are bi-racial, that awareness, and the concerns it raises, hits very close to home. Here is his perspective.