People Power

Confederate Statues Have Been Invisible to Most White People
by Chris Winters
We’ve been living alongside the Confederacy too long, and white people are finally starting to notice.
The Historical Falsehoods That Feed White Supremacy
by Peter J. Hammer
Behind the racist slogans are historical tropes that the broader White America clings to, not just those who showed up for the “Unite the Right” protests.
Dear Fellow Lefties: Know Who the Real Enemy Is
by Kelly Hayes
United fronts aren’t about unity. They’re about survival. We have a lot of wounds to heal if we’re going to act in solidarity against what’s trying to kill us.
Goodbye, Small Farmer? Investors Could Soon Own Most of American Farmland
by Katy Keiffer
Today, 30 percent of American farmland is owned by non-operators who lease it out to farmers. Here’s why that’s a problem.
Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel” Could Have Gone Further
by Mark Rahner
Let’s face it. The people who really need to see this film are never going to go near it.
10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Exists in Every Aspect Imaginable
by Jon Greenberg
Lessons people of color have taught me that changed my life—and could change yours too.
Millennials Aren’t the First Generation to Be Blamed for Everything
by Eric Weiskott
In medieval England, young people stirred similar anxieties.
The Defiant, Refugee-Loving History of New Mexico
by Michael Dax
How the state’s unique and open relationship with Mexico is overshadowing Trump’s immigration policies.
Why Coastal Tribes Are Growing Clam Gardens That Look Like Asian Rice Fields
by Barbara Clabots
All along the Pacific Northwest, tribes have been forced to close productive shellfish farming areas due to pollution. But they’ve got a plan.
Reality Check: More Police Officers Don’t Equal Safer Neighborhoods
by Zenobia Jeffries
Earlier this year, activists launched a campaign called Freedom Cities to protect and uplift all people of color. (And, no, it doesn't include more police.)
He Bought a $500 House in Detroit. But It Was Never About the House
by Colin Beavan
A young white man discovered what transcends race and class divides among neighbors.
Ready to Start Living? First, Consider Your Death
by Roman Krznaric
The reality of dying is our single greatest motivator. Here’s how to use it to live your life to the fullest.
Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by August 18.
Why Philly’s New Pride Flag Has Black and Brown Stripes
by Kevon Paynter
Mixed reactions reveal the change is not fully embraced by everyone. But LGBTQ groups are working to make the city more inclusive to people of color.
For Women Like Charleena Lyles, Trauma Has Trickled Down for Generations
by Angela Fichter
How symptoms of mental illness manifest in Black women, and the steps you can take toward healing.