racism

Why I Refuse To Keep Paying The Unacceptable Cost Of Being A Black Woman In America Today

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As a Black woman, I don’t have the luxury of not caring what others think about me.

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We All Liked Problematic Stuff As Kids, But We Don’t Have To Pass Them On

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To knowingly include stories with deeply problematic themes strikes me as just adding fuel to the fire.

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How Interracial Friendships Impact Black Female Mental Health

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Growing up, I had a lot of access to people who looked like me. I was completely unaware of the struggles that accompany interracial friendships.

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Stop Telling Me That You Don't See Color ​

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Inevitably, it happens. A well-meaning (or maybe not so well-meaning) white person will utter the phrase, “Well, I just don’t see color.”

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No, I Don't Want To Be Your Token Black Best Friend

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I need for people in my life who have or are willing to do the hard work to not to just have me in their life as their token black best friend.

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The White Policing Of Brown Vaginas​

Lloyd abused his power when he interjected himself into the lives of these teens to further his own agenda and terrorize vulnerable, young brown girls.

Lloyd abused his power when he interjected himself into the lives of these teens to further his own agenda and terrorize vulnerable, young brown girls.

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My Black Hair In My Mostly White Town Reminds Me I Don’t Belong​

I can't help but think that my lack of hair resources reminds me that I live in a land that wasn't intended for me.

We all need our hair done. I can't help but think that my lack of hair resources reminds me that I live in a land that wasn't intended for me.

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How To Apologize To An Angry Black Woman​

Here's how to apologize to a Black woman in ten easy steps.

Maybe — just maybe — it isn’t the Black women who should issue an apology. Here's how to apologize to a Black woman in ten easy steps.

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What A 90-Year-Old Dementia Patient Taught Me About Privilege

Being cognitively aware on a surface level that your friends and coworkers experience rampant prejudice is different from having it directed at you.

Being cognitively aware on a surface level that your friends and coworkers experience rampant prejudice is different from having it directed at you.

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Why White People Must Talk About Their Whiteness — Even When It's Hard​

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What I can do is try to reach other white women who have yet to consider how their whiteness has led to significant inequities in our society.

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