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What is white privilege.

In light of ABLC’s move to Raw Story, I decided to re-up a couple of posts for our new readers. This is the first of those posts. When my husband and I came to Chicago from Israel so that I could go to graduate school, we had no intention of…

AC360: Kids’ test answers on race brings mother to tears; we’ve got a long way to go

“They said, if you was white, you’d be alright, If you was brown, stick around, But as you is black, oh brother, Get back, get back, get back.” – A 1947 blues song, “Black, Brown, and White,” written by Big Bill Broonzy. I wish I had some positive news to…

SOTU: What Chris Matthews’ “I forgot Obama was black for an hour” statement really means.

I could toss off some wry comment about this ridiculous comment by Chris Matthews, but the fact that he had no problem stating this on the air raises an interesting question — what is he really saying with a statement like that? What it boils down to is that there’s…

White privilege, McCain/Palin — and the Kenyan witchhunter

Tim Wise‘s bio lets you know he’s in a unique position to lay this out on the line. He is the director of the Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE) in Nashville, Tennessee. He lectures across the country about the need to combat institutional racism, gender bias, and the growing…

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