privilege

Learning about privilege requires three key aspects: openness, humility, and self-awareness. (Image: Annie Pratt for Unsplash)

How To Talk To Your Child About Privilege

Privilege is a complex term to grasp, even for adults. The earlier we teach it to our younger generations, the easier it becomes to understand. Read...
Mariana Plata    |   11.15.17   |   SHARE
Families
Words mean things, and these words from a Nazi cop harken back to a time of atrocious action.

The "Nazi" Cop Is From My Town, And It's A Problem

How are we supposed to feel safe from neo-Nazis if those protecting us align with them? We can easily do better than this, when dealing with this Read...
Darlena Cunha    |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
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Those who advocate for free speech the most vocally tend to be silent when marginalized people are censored.

When "Free Speech" Silences Marginalized Voices

When marginalized people respond to hateful speech with more speech, they often risk their physical safety — not just their comfort. Free speech is Read...
Trav Mamone    |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
Voices
The author and her niece — so much cute!

Understanding My Privilege As A Mixed Race Woman With White Family

I have my own army who fights against injustice. I have a mother who handed out fliers boycotting grapes during Cesar Chavez’s unionizing efforts. I Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   09.8.17   |   SHARE
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These Harvard kids are the children of entitlement and their parents are just as culpable for those memes as they are.

Harvard Rejects 10 Incoming Freshmen For Disgusting 'Dark Memes' & Holy Hell Where Are These Kids' Parents?

At least ten students from the incoming class of Harvard freshmen have had their offers rescinded for posting "dark humor" memes. These memes aren't Read...
Amy West    |   06.8.17   |   SHARE
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What happens when organic food prices out those who are struggling just to stay out of bankruptcy?

The Struggle With Fast Fashion (And Other Problems Of Privilege)

This is the thing about being poor, this kind of discernment comes at a price you can’t afford. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.30.17   |   SHARE
Culture
Image Credit: Andrew Neel via Unsplash

Finding And Losing The Pagan Community Through Activism

I wasn’t always a witch. Or a feminist. I lived a sheltered life as a child. We Read...
Bex vanKoot    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
When you hold travel up on some kind of pedestal, you sound classist as hell. Image: Joshua Earle/Unsplash.

Your Obsession With Travel Sure Feels Classist To Me

I don’t get out much — and it’s not because I’m boring or don’t have a sense of adventure or don’t care about learning about the larger world: It’s Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   12.21.16   |   SHARE
Voices