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How to Be an Ally to the Asian American Community

Are you outraged by the recent surge of anti-Asian hate crimes throughout the country? Here's what you can do to help.

Why Black History Month Is More Important Than Ever

While it's important to celebrate Black culture and contributions, it's equally important to acknowledge how society still oppresses and discriminates...


11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.


12 Common Examples of Microaggressions—and How to Respond to Them

Not sure what a microaggression is? We asked experts to share some common microaggression examples and tips on what to...

Why It Took Me Over 25 Years to Finally Embrace My Latinx Identity

It took walking away from a "dream" job and leaving the United States in 2015 for me to finally embrace...


This Is What Institutional Racism Actually Means

It's so much more than dirty looks and a nasty N-word. Institutional racism is a racial caste system that continues...


30 Statistics That Show the Undeniable Reality of Structural Racism in America

Want proof that racism infiltrates every level of American society? Easy. Just look at the numbers.


10 Everyday Examples of the Glaring Reality of White Privilege

Chances are, if you're tired of hearing about White privilege, you've probably spent a lifetime benefiting from it.


My Parents Are Racist—Here’s How I Deal With It

It took me years to realize that growing up in pre-apartheid South Africa explains my parent's racism but it doesn't...


Why I Refuse to Straighten My Natural Black Hair

I've never chemically straightened my hair. Here's why.


8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist

Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....


10 Examples of Whitewashing You Never Thought About

What happens when White supremacy, culture, and storytelling collide? The big bang erases diversity from our history books, our entertainment,...


This Is What Whitewashing Really Means—and Why It’s a Problem

For decades, whitewashing has taken a diverse, multicultural world and tried to paint it one color. The picture has never...


The Racist History of Mount Rushmore

The history of Mount Rushmore is racist in its origins and remains a potent symbol of the nation's betrayal of...


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10 Institutions You Didn’t Know Had Ties to Slavery

Some of the establishments and traditions that define America have shameful connections to the chains and shackles that bound the...


10 Examples of Cultural Appropriation You Never Thought About

It’s not "just entertainment." Get ready to cringe at this unflinching look at some of your pop culture favorites.


11 Popular Songs You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Racist

You may have been singing along to them for years, but have you ever really thought about their lyrics? If...


This Is Exactly What Cultural Appropriation Means

What happens when cultures collide? A backdrop of systemic racism can turn innocent cultural exchange into insidious cultural appropriation. Here's...


12 Free Online University Classes You Can Take on African American Studies

Want to expand your understanding of race relations in America but don’t know where to start? You’re in the right...


What Are Microaggressions? 9 Subtle Insults You Need to Stop Saying

Microaggressions can be complicated to spot and even more difficult to address because of their deep roots and even deeper...


The 10 Most Over-Policed Cities in America

These ten cities have a large amount of police to citizens.


Please Stop Asking People of Color Where They’re From

This seemingly innocent question has racist overtones.


12 LGBTQ Activists Who Have Changed American History

It's hard to imagine where gay pride would be without the work and efforts of these LGBTQ leaders and countless...


The Psychology of How We Learn Prejudice: Are We Natural-Born Racists?

Writer Chris Mooney was convinced he was unbiased and saw everyone equally—until a simple test proved otherwise. Here's, how we...