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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

There’s a big difference between how the Capitol rioters and the Black Lives Matter protesters were treated. Here's why we...

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.


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...


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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,...


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...


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...


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...

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.


What Does BIPOC Stand For? Why It’s Important to Know What This Acronym Means

Have you been seeing this term a lot lately? Here’s what it means and when you should—and shouldn't—use it.