WHITE PRIVILEGE

“CHICAGO EXECUTION ” – “Chicago Releases ‘Chilling’ Video Of Cop Shooting Teen 16 Times”


HUFFINGTON POST

This undated autopsy diagram provided by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office shows the location of wounds on the body of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald who was shot by a Chicago Police officer 16 times in 2014. A judge on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 ordered the city to release squad car dashcam video of the shooting. The officer has been stripped of his police powers, but remains at work on desk duty. (Cook County Medical Examiner via AP)

This undated autopsy diagram provided by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office shows the location of wounds on the body of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald who was shot by a Chicago Police officer 16 times in 2014. A judge on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 ordered the city to release squad car dashcam video of the shooting. The officer has been stripped of his police powers, but remains at work on desk duty. (Cook County Medical Examiner via AP)

“Confederate flag prom photo: racism or ignorance?”


CNN

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“What it’s like to be a white citizen in Ferguson”


MSNBC

What is happening with the 29% of Ferguson who is white? How have the protests, national media attention, and DOJ report detailing the city's pattern and practice of racial inequality changed how they feel about their city? Msnbc’s Amanda Sakuma reports.

What is happening with the 29% of Ferguson who is white? How have the protests, national media attention, and DOJ report detailing the city’s pattern and practice of racial inequality changed how they feel about their city? Msnbc’s Amanda Sakuma reports.

“Why White Straight Males Don’t Talk About Privilege”


HUFFINGTON POST

There’s a common trend when it comes to discussing sensitive topics such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and classism. The only people that truly delve into public discourse about such topics are the individuals that are being affected by them.

People of color speak up about racism, women talk about sexism, the LGBT community is vocal about homophobia and transphobia, and individuals of lower economic standing speak up about classism.

Why?

Yes, of course the individuals that are being oppressed by certain systems are going to be the most vocal and obstinate for change. But, wouldn’t the most effective way to change a society be to have members of dominant groups affect cultural and legal changes — since they are the creators of these systems?

In other words, members of the dominant group have to be aware in the ways they are privileged. And yet, the conversation does not start with these people.  FULL POST

“What President Obama’s mother taught him about the nation”


MSNBC

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