People Power

The Myth of White Safety in White Numbers
by Mike Males
New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.
I Need to Start With the Racist Attitudes in Me
by Colin Beavan
Some of my anger at the recent actions of white supremacists comes from acknowledging my own capacity for ugliness.
Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice
by Bill McKibben
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Stop Using Mental Illness to Explain White Supremacy
by Christopher Petrella, Justin Gomer
White supremacy is not an unfortunate stain on an otherwise clean democracy. It’s terribly, terrifyingly normal.
In Truth and Reconciliation, First Things First—The Truth 
by David Ragland, Cori Bush, Melinda Salazar
Truth-telling needs to come first before we can begin to heal the racial divide and redress past harms.
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.)