race

5 Things We Learned From MTV’s ‘White People’ Documentary

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On the surface, a documentary about White people sounds absurd. Given the way most American schools are set up, a synonym for a project like this could easily be history class. But while we love to talk about how White people are and White people...

Jesse Williams’ Tweets on Sandra Bland Once Again Show Why He’s So Bae

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Listen Linda, Jesse Williams’ good looks and acting chops aren’t why we love the Grey’s Anatomy star so much. It’s his willingness to engage publicly on race and the plight of Black folks in America that really makes him hot. On Wednesday, Williams–who graduated with a degree in African American studies from Temple...

Does My Headwrap Bother You?

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I asked myself this question because I am black. Because I’ve been told all my life that I have to make sure I make the right impression when I step out into the world. Recently, I began interning at a progressive, eloquent but totally chill...

Amandla Stenberg Leaves Tumblr Because of Harassment

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Amandla Stenberg has been using her Tumblr as a vessel to educate people about ongoing racial issues and cultural appropriation. But apparently speaking her mind has caused the young actress to be on the receiving end of harassment and bullying. Recently Stenberg tweeted about the...