Know Good White People: Wrestling the term ‘White Pride’ Out of the Hands of the Klan

Jean Rankin was a wife and mother of thirteen children living in a modest home overlooking the Ohio river in what was the “free state” of Ohio. Through her window she could see a clear and gorgeous view of Kentucky, where thousands of enslaved African Americans lived under the cruel system of American chattel slavery. […]

Are Will and Jada Pimping the Mini-Mes?

How stupid unobservant am I? (Rhetorical question. Don’t answer that.) Um, yeah, so I just (like, just this minute while writing this piece) figured out that Jaden and Willow smith’s given names are tributes to their parents. Will/Willow. Jaden/Jada. Duh. Okay. I know. It’s pretty damn obvious. But, whatever. I feel a wee bit smarter […]

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 history, like the Black Student Union, the Asian Club or Latinos Unidos. Lisa, whose ethnic background includes Dutch, German, Irish, Italian, Latino and […]

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