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When my activist community turned toxic, I had to find a way to keep moving forward with my work.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? When Your Activist Community Becomes Toxic

It got to the incredibly toxic point, with my activist community, where I seriously considered walking away from activism for good. Read...
Trav Mamone    |   09.29.17   |   SHARE
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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
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I was most worried about my half-brother in Fort Lauderdale, and I benignly clicked on a news link about the city on my Facebook sidebar.

Coverage Of Black Looters During Hurricane Irma Reinforces Stereotypes

Like many Americans, I tried to keep close tabs on Floridian friends and family during Hurricane Irma. I clicked on a link that announced that a news Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   09.15.17   |   SHARE
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We need to talk about arming our white loved ones against white nationalism.

How To Arm Your Fellow White Loved Ones Against White Nationalism

Hello, fellow white people! Are you horrified about the recent Nazi rallies and white supremacist marches? Me too! Let's talk about how to arm our Read...
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To be white is to inherit the white supremacist legacy and its delusions, no matter how liberal or progressive our upbringing.

The Great White Delusion: Why So Many White People 'Don't See Race'

White people, it would seem, are seriously out-of-touch with the racial reality in America. But why? Read...
Jessica Schreindl of Role Reboot    |   09.11.17   |   SHARE
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L’Oreal, however, was not on Bergdorf's side, and fired her from a campaign that was supposed to celebrate diversity. (Image Credit: Instagram/munroebergdorf)

L'Oreal, Munroe Bergdorf & The Problematic Relationship Between The Beauty Industry & 'Diversity'

Companies — like, say, L'Oreal — wouldn’t just use the broad, vague, abstract concept of diversity (by hiring Munroe Bergdorf) to lure in customers Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   09.8.17   |   SHARE
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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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