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If you follow The Root on a regular basis, you know white women warrant a surprising amount of our coverage. This is not because this is a site for or about white women (quite to the contrary). It’s because some white women’s interactions with and responses to blackness have consistently proven dangerous to the people

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11/13/19
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As the fight to lower the black maternal mortality rate continues, two new studies provide new evidence of stark contrasts in the way black and brown new mothers are treated postpartum, versus their white counterparts. Specifically, “Racial Disparities in Postpartum Pain Management” and “Racial and Ethnic Inequities

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11/13/19
1:30 PM
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Every time we think Rihanna has been replaced by some beautiful, unstoppable, empire-expanding cyborg, she manages to remind us that she is, in fact, human, and prone to the same real-life issues as the rest of us (except for poverty, which seems pretty firmly off the table for the richest woman in music). Case in

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11/13/19
11:54 AM
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The controversial hybrid documentary/drama American Trial: The Eric Garner Story premiered in mid-October at the 57th New York Film Festival, providing insight into the judicial process, police brutality and race relations in America. The experimental film features a mock trial that was filmed live to represent a

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