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.
If I’d Attacked the Capitol, I’d Probably Be Dead by Now
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...
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.
As a Black Man, Here’s Why I’m Afraid to Wear My Mask
Deciding to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19—or not—puts Black people between a rock and a hard...
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...
13 Spots in America Where Famous Protests Took Place
Every change has to start somewhere. Each one of these places has a story to tell.
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,...
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...
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...
Why White People “Helping” People of Color Is Actually Part of the Problem
Even if your intentions are good, the results won’t be if you’re looking at racial justice in the wrong way.
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...
Please Stop Asking People of Color Where They’re From
This seemingly innocent question has racist overtones.
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...
20 Everyday Acts of Racism That Don’t Get Talked About Enough
Just because you didn’t realize it was happening doesn’t mean that it’s not actually happening.
75 Black-Owned Bookstores to Buy from Today—and Every Day
Shop for your next great read (in person or online) at Black-owned bookstores across the country
Here’s What “Defunding the Police” Means to Me
Here’s what defunding the police could look like—and the best arguments from advocates in favor of this approach.