The Slow Road to Racism—and the Minds Behind It

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.

White Privilege, Explained by the Formerly Teenage Me

All you have to do is turn on the news and you’ll see evidence of white privilege. But why is the conversation still the same?

How to Make A Mass Shooter

Dr. Andrew Smiler lists some of the factors that mass shooters have in common. — Another week, another mass killing. This time, at Unpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. 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 […]

Our Privileged Legacies

Patrick Paglen discusses how privilege is rooted in our love for the legacies bequeathed to us from our ancestors.

White Women’s Tears and the Men Who Love Them

White tears are a reminder to people of color that white people don’t notice racism on a daily basis; we only notice racism when the media presents it to us loudly enough

Dad’s Hot Topic: On Matt Damon and White Privilege

In a world where controversial ‘Hot Topics’ are abuzz, Brian Gawlak finds the teachable lessons on trending issues.

Is Being Socially-Conscious Part of Being a Good Man?

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.

Life Sucks Regardless of How Much Privilege You Have

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.

The Happy Dreams and Terrifying Nightmares of the Dad of Two Bi-Racial Kids

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.

Remaining Human: Learning to See the White Racial Frame

“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

Why White Dudes Freak Out About White Privilege

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

What I Loved About the Job I Hated

Cabot O’Callaghan learned priceless lessons working at a grocery store.

Rising to the Challenges of Our Time: White Racial Justice Organizing in Denver in Black Lives Matter Movement Times

Chris Crass speaks with Zoë Williams, who believes in the power of grassroots efforts to create meaningful change.

11 Facts About White Privilege Everyone Should Know

#CheckYourPrivilege isn’t meant to shut you down. It’s meant to make you think.