To make these after times different from the ones Baldwin lived through, White people need to reimagine their Whiteness and their wokeness and how they perform both.
“Strategic discrimination” is a subtle yet pervasive behavior that keeps people from voting for women and people of color.
Diversifying your circle of friends is one of the biggest things you can do to reduce prejudice and bias in the world—and in yourself.
A grand jury indicted one former Louisville police officer involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor—but not for her death.
After the civil rights movement, White people in the U.S. were still widely uncommitted to systemic solutions and policies to support racial equality. Although attitudes have shifted since, it’s not enough for transformative change.
Hip hop artists have protested police violence in their music for decades, just like Southern blues and jazz artists did in the late 1800s.
Three photographers offer perspectives on documenting the moment: “The revolution needs to be irresistible, right?”
A new group of allies is fighting a proposed asphalt plant that threatens their health and their homes.
By addressing prejudices head-on with an open mind, blues musician Daryl Davis has succeeded in convincing over 200 KKK members and other White supremacists to disavow their allegiances.
Because the humanity of every person is what we fight for when we advocate to end police violence, to support better treatment for COVID patients and doctors, or to institute justice everywhere.
Health inequity for Black people in the U.S. is not a new phenomenon. But COVID-19 shined a light on the problem—and it’s costing lives.
While Indigenous and other people of color traditionally lack the power to enact racism, we can and do exercise clear racial prejudice against Black people.
Truth commissions and reparations programs can effectively involve all perspectives in a conflict about longstanding political and economic grievances.
A long history of racism has prevented many Black folks from owning land or homes—making it harder to accrue wealth and pass it on to future generations.
The Chronic Stress of Being Black in the U.S. Makes People More Vulnerable to COVID-19 and Other Diseases
Racism is a chronic, uncontrollable, and unpredictable stress that can wreak havoc on the mind and body.
When the Rev. Al Sharpton implored White America to “get your knee off our necks” at the memorial of George Floyd, his words were carried by news outlets across the globe.
Freedom on the Move is a database collecting these ads, which help form a more complete picture of slavery and the enslaved.
“If this moment can be sustained through further conversations, I think there can be a breakthrough.”
Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.
In this new movement of mass protest against police violence, anti-Black racism, and white supremacy, we will settle for nothing less than total transformation.
“Without a focus on correcting injustice, work on climate change addresses only symptoms, and not root causes.”