In a shock to absolutely no one, condemning Nazis is super easy. Industrialized murder and racial supremacy aren’t really all that controversial. I mean, I know that’s not universal and there is a… 1,866 more words
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Police Officers, Heroes or Villians?: The Unique Perspective of a ‘White Boy’ Who’s Experienced Black Culture
Perhaps there is convincing proof of white privilege and racial injustice just in the intuitive feeling you had when you read this blog title. If you are white, you probably immediately thought to yourself something like this, “The police are here to serve and protect, of course, they are heroes!” If you are black you might have been a little more hesitant to jump to that conclusion. 1,271 more words
Richard Spencer, the infamous American white supremacist, fundamentally misunderstands biology, history, and social anthropology, resulting in a deeply flawed moral economy. Although his racist beliefs are extreme, I think that we can take them as a point of departure for evaluating less conspicuous, but more prevalent, forms of insensitivity, including the denial that white people should feel guilty for benefiting from white privilege. 2,145 more words
I watched the #PhilandoCastile dash cam video about an hour ago and am still horrified. This case appears to me to be a miscarriage of justice on every level, from the 50ish stops in 14 years to which Castile was subjected, to the actions of the officer, to the acquittal of the officer by the jury. 536 more words
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Making the argument that nonviolence should be seen as a way of life is a much harder sell than convincing people that it is the most effective strategy to accomplish a goal.