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How to Help Ukraine Right Now

After Russia’s recent military invasion, Ukraine’s residents are in need of aid. Here are some quick and effective ways to help Ukraine, no matter where you are.

What Is Critical Race Theory—And Why Is It Important to Understand?

Critical Race Theory has been alternately criticized and celebrated, but do you actually know what it is? Here, experts define...


50 BLM Charities (and Organizations) to Donate to Right Now

Today and every day, Black Lives Matter and numerous nonprofits exist in a show of allyship toward the Civil Rights...


This Is the Word of the Year for 2021

This year's winner is a centuries-old throwback.


How to Respond When Someone Says “All Lives Matter”

There is actually a productive, positive way to counter this statement that can help promote understanding and combat racism.

What Anti-Racism Means and What It Means to Be Anti-Racist

It's not enough to get mad about racial inequality. You have to do something about it.


Colorism vs. Racism: What’s the Difference?

Even within minority communities, discrimination persists in unexpected ways. If you’ve never heard of colorism, here’s what you need to...

20 Podcasts About Race You Need to Hear

Learning about race relations in America has to be a deliberate choice, and the responsibility falls on all of us....


What Is Implicit Bias? How to Recognize and Change Our Unconscious Stereotypes and Assumptions

Experts say we all have some bias, but there are ways to fight against it.


I Came Out After 20 Years of Marriage and Met the Love of My Life

Larry Best thought he had the perfect love and the perfect marriage, but until he found his husband and soul...


What Black Lives Matter Means: The History of the Movement

What is the true meaning of Black Lives Matter? Many are still muddling the powerful message of the global movement.

What Exactly Is White Privilege?

Understanding the inherent privileges of being White in America isn't about guilt or fingerpointing. Rather it's the essential work that...


Latino, Hispanic, and Latinx: What the Terms Mean and How to Use Them

You may have heard the terms Latino and Hispanic. What about Latinx? Here's what these terms mean and how to...


What Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Really Means for the Black Community

The jury’s decision was a step in the right direction, but it is far from true justice.


50 Asian-Owned Companies You Can Support Right Now

The rise of anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic has taken a psychological and financial toll on the Asian American community....


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...

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...

How You Could Be Perpetuating Microaggressions at Work Without Realizing It

Even well-meaning colleagues could be guilty of these derogatory slights and insults on the job.


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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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.

A Black High-School Athlete Was Denied Entry into a Tournament—And This Was the Response of His Friends

They were just kids, but they understood what the right thing to do was.


10 Things You Should Wear (and Bring) to a Protest

Protesting is a way to exercise your rights and have your voice heard. Make sure to wear (and bring) these...


Why You Should Stop Saying “I Don’t See Color”

This statement probably doesn't mean what you think it does. We got an award-winning documentary filmmaker to tell us why.


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Why Even Hate Speech Needs to Be Protected

Being able to tell people what they may not wish to hear must extend, above all, to those who think...