Race

10.15.19

My Black Therapist Helped Me Accept My Distrust of White People

Ever since a white cop pulled a gun on me, I have been questioning my safety around all white people. My therapist says I'm hardly the only Black person with this fear.

10.10.19

Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Want the State to Know Everything About Your Abortion

Dozens of states require abortion providers to submit data that's not necessary for public health purposes. Experts say the requirements intimidate patients and providers, and could even be used to criminalize abortion.

10.2.19

Trump’s Impeachment Story Has Already Morphed Into a White Savior Narrative

Members like Maxine Waters and The Squad sounded the impeachment alarm early. So why were their actions cast aside as irrational?

9.19.19

Banning Flavored Vapes Might Be Good for Teens. It Also Might Be Racist

It seems awful strange to some experts that the feds are rushing to ban menthol e-cigs even as deadly menthol cigarettes remain on the market.

9.18.19

Chelsea Handler's New Netflix Special Proves She Still Doesn't Understand White Privilege

In 'Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea' the comic stumbles through a well-meaning but misguided reckoning with her place in the world.

9.18.19

Isra Hirsi Is 16, Unbothered, and Saving the Planet

As the co-founder of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike and the daughter of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Isra Hirsi is grappling with harassment, safety threats, tokenization, and privilege on a national scale years before she's even allowed to vote.

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9.13.19

The Environmental Movement Needs to Reckon with Its Racist History

Because racism in environmentalism hasn’t gone away, and it’s holding the movement back.

9.11.19

The Craft Beer Community Is Finally Trying to Tackle Its Race Problem

After a virulently racist email was sent to a Black beer writer suggesting she didn't belong in the industry, the beer world is rallying around her online.

8.26.19

Warren's Plans Should Win the Native Vote—Even If We Don’t Forgive Her

As a Cherokee citizen, I still hold a grudge against Warren, but can clearly see that her plan for my community would be hugely beneficial.

8.7.19

For Mexicans in America, Joy Is an Act of Survival

We get up in the morning and we tell ourselves we are worthy, we won’t be decimated: we will live.

8.6.19

Trump Wants to Make It Basically Impossible to Sue for Algorithmic Discrimination

A new rule would make it easier for businesses to discriminate without consequence. That’s the point.

7.25.19

The Killing of Trans Women Is Inseparable from Black Lives Matter

We know of 12 trans people murdered this year. All of them have been Black women.

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