Are Whites Guilty of Racism or Just Responsible For It?

White people want to believe that we are autonomous—that we are only being racist if we are making a conscious decision to be racist and that those decisions are the only things we’re responsible for. Read more

Do White People Need Black Friends?

Of the white people I know who actively think and care about racism . . . all of them had some personal connection to a POC (or more than one) who helped them understand. Read more

Reflections on Black Friends, Black Spaces, and White Identity

It felt vaguely colonialist for me to be coming to their space for just a handful of weeks, taking their expertise, using their space, playing with their children, and leaving. Read more

The Perils of Negotiating Black Identity on a White Campus

I used to be the one to always speak out and speak my mind when it came to blackness and racism but . . . I have grown weary because I live and exist in these white spaces that do not understand me. Read more

Dialogue on Race: College Students Talk Across Racial Lines

One of the most vibrant memories I have was when I was in second grade, I was playing with a white girl during recess and a teacher came and made me sit out and said, “You are not allowed to touch or play with white girls.” Read more

The Threat of Hate in North Carolina: #WeAreNotThis

What happened Wednesday in North Carolina is about patriarchy and the authoritarian control of a legislature that feels the power to control social behavior slipping out of its hands. Read more

What Do Christians Believe About the Crucifixion?

Feminist, womanist, mujerista and other critical theologies saved Christianity for me. Read more

What We Need to Learn from Trump

There is a problem in white America and it will not go away until we meet it head on. Read more

The Threat of Obama

Racism is a deep malignancy in the very core of our identity as Americans. A malignancy that must be acknowledged before we can cut it out. Read more

Is Slavery Really Over?

White people will never be able to understand the problem of policing and the black community until we are able to unpack the legacy of slavery and how contemporary prejudice and racism unfold directly from that legacy. Read more

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