07Apr/11

Louis CK: ‘Here’s How Great it Is to Be White’

One comedian’s take on White privilege. WARNING…EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. [embedplusvideo height=”269″ width=”430″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TG4f9zR5yzY?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=TG4f9zR5yzY&width=430&height=269&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep8213″ /] Is this funny? Offensive? True? I laughed. And, I think he is telling a truth many people

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11Jan/11

The intern who saved Rep. Giffords’ life is gay, Mexican and naturalized?

An insane (and insanely armed) white guy shoots Arizona’s first Jewish Congresswoman and the man who is credited with helping to save her life  is an openly gay, naturalized American citizen of

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16Dec/10

Eva Longoria’s “Desperate” Daughter Faces Deportation to Mexico

If you’re an avid Desperate Housewives watcher, you know that Eva Longoria’s character,  Gabrielle Solis, is currently tangled in a heart-wrenching storyline involving a past hospital baby switch.  Gabby’s daughter Juanita is

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12Jul/08

I Don’t Have a Racist Bone in My Body

I was returning home to Los Angeles on a flight from Atlanta, where I’d spent a couple of days at a writer’s conference. Weary from a weekend filled with late night poetry

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18Jun/08

James Breeden’s “Negro Woman”

On February 28, 1825, a white Tennessee farmer appeared before the Hawkins County Court with his black slave and two children he sired with her, with the intention of petitioning for their

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24May/08

‘Back Then Slavery Was Legal and People Didn’t Think of it As wrong’

I can recall the exact moment my elementary school teacher fell off her greatest-teacher-in-the-world pedestal.  It was a high, hard fall—I know because she fell on me, a freckle-faced “mixed-race” girl so

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17May/08

What Does “Good” Look Like?

Let’s keep it real. It is a mistake to assume that a person who performs acts of “anti-racial goodness” has eradicated their own internalized racism. Most of the individuals who will be

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10May/08

You Be White, I’ll Be Colored

Let’s play a game.  Come on, it’ll be fun.  Well, maybe not fun, but definitely educational.  Here’s how it goes.  You be “white” and I’ll be… hmm… for lack of a better

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03May/08

Proud to be White?

Lisa McLelland was a 15-year-old at Freedom High School in Oakley, California who yearned to belong to one of those campus clubs where students gather to celebrate cultural pride and a sense of shared

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04May/05

One on One with Don Cheadle: ‘We’re Getting Played’ (ARCHIVE)

Whatever we do, we should know that one day we will all face that man called ‘history’ and that day we should have a word to tell him. “–Paul Rusesabagina Imagine you

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