A project at a Portland community college called “Whiteness History Month” is attempting to deconstruct the concept of white privilege—and in doing so might have accidentally become a perfect example of white privilege in action.
Hello, I’m here to apologize for the “black privilege” that I, as a black woman, benefit from every day! Just kidding. But CNN’s John Blake spoke to some real people who really believe in this—that “black privilege” is a thing, while white privilege, of course, is not.
Last Friday, after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released a nine-minute song entitled “White Privilege II,” Jezebel interviewed Hollis Wong-Wear and Jamila Woods, two of Macklemore’s collaborators who helped guide the song. At the end of our conversation, I asked if they had paid attention to any of the reactions online,…
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have released an eight-minute song featuring Jamila Woods, “White Privilege II,” about white privilege, beginning with Macklemore’s own feeling about whether he can meaningfully participate in a Black Lives Matter march and spiraling into different movements questioning what his own white…
Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata was recently named an ACLU ambassador and she’s using her new position to “shine a spotlight on gender and privilege,” she wrote on the organization’s blog. And she’s, of course, doing it with some pretty spot-on humor.
Ah, the folly of youth. Who among us did not, at some point, break curfew, hit third base in the school bathroom, or get arrested for impersonating a police officer while pulling over a car that turned out to contain an actual cop?
On Tuesday, MTV aired a documentary called White People aimed to tackle what it means to be white, or rather a millennial white person in 2015. But what the film really did was explain whiteness as a racial and beneficial construct called white privilege, to those who probably don’t like to admit they’re enjoying it.
Last week, while reporting a longer story, I had the distinct pleasure of joining hundreds of libertarian-leaning fundamentalists at the Great Homeschool Convention outside LA. In the interest of blending into the crowd, I wore the only floral thing in my closet and proudly carried the “GOD & COUNTRY” flag tote…
Disney has a movie in the works about a white man who buys land in Sudan so that his daughter can be a princess. Interesting. Sounds cool.Oh good—
On Wednesday's edition of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart managed to have a civil conversation with Bill O'Reilly about white privilege and even got him to budge a little bit on the subject.
Affirmative Action will still be on the books at University of Texas, Austin, despite Abigail Fisher, the college applicant who famously took her UT rejection letter all the way to the Supreme Court.
Michelle Lapidos, the white woman who strapped a
large black poodle
costume afro wig to her head in order to help end racism via her alter-ego, a blonde lady wearing a halloween wig, is feeling pretty attacked, you guys. She's just a nice white woman who wants people to understand what it's like to be black, okay? So…
The other day, CNN astutely asked its Rhodes Scholar readers whether or not white Americans are racially oppressed. And they were serious!
I'm a fairly nondescript white lady with brown hair and no disabilities who tends to remind a lot of people of their daughters. Because of this, I'm treated a certain way by the world at large; I'm never scrutinized when I go into Walgreen's and it's generally assumed that I'm not going to H&M on my lunch hour to…