On May 29, University of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair was exhausted. He and the team were running 110-yard sprints in the hot sun during offseason conditioning drills. Maryland is not a football school. It never has been. Despite a few good seasons in the past which included some national rankings and…
Well, we guess Mrs. America CEO and co-founder David Marmel won’t be voted Mr. Congeniality anytime soon.
If anyone still needs a definition and working application of white male privilege, meet Justin Schneider.
Come. Let me show you something.
Here’s the problem with growing up in a world that tells you you’re entitled to everything (even owning and colonizing people at various points in history): If you don’t know (or learn) better, you’re inevitably bound to touch something—or someone—that doesn’t belong to you.
From the moment a white person is born they are afforded certain privileges. While the extent and nature of those privileges vary, one thing’s consistent: If you’re white, society says, “You’re out here winning.”
“You’re standing on public property, ma’am. This is not public property,” starts the now-viral #BrooklynBecky video. The 19-year-old white woman of Puerto Rican heritage, who uses the name “Bella” on social media, directed her confused statement to Darsell Obregon, as she called the police on her.
A recent video of a white woman calling the police on a woman for standing in a likely gentrified Brooklyn building’s doorway highlights the black community’s unawareness of a set of secretly ratified constitutional amendments guaranteeing Colonizer-Americans the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of unapologetic…
When bigotry abounds, it’s easy to get frustrated and want to give up (particularly on white people), but every now and then, someone steps up and demonstrates how one can use white privilege the right way—to right the wrongs of racism and demand that white people to do better.
What are your blind spots?
What happens when peak Florida meets peak caucasity meets peak privilege? This photo op with two grinning drug suspects and the cops who managed to arrest them without anyone even sustaining a scratch as an injury.
The funeral for Antwon Rose Jr. took place Monday morning at Woodland Hills Intermediate School in Swissvale, a borough that sits several miles east of Pittsburgh. Like the East Pittsburgh borough where Rose was killed, Swissvale is one of at least a dozen different intersecting municipalities that Pittsburgh’s…
The same white woman who used her white-woman privilege first to bully an 8-year-old black girl who was selling water and then to call the police on said little black girl for being noncompliant is now pouring out her white-woman tears in the aftermath of the incident and wants everyone to feel sorry for her. She…
White people are oppressed.
All superheroes are white. Superman is white. Spider-Man is white. Batman is white. Wonder Woman is white.
“When you know better, you do better,” or so the saying goes. Sometimes—most times—it takes someone with privilege to enact change for everyone else. In January, actress Jessica Chastain made headlines when she advocated for equal pay for fellow actress and friend Octavia Spencer, addressing the persistently deep pay…
Dear Kim Kardashian West:
Y’all, Roseanne Barr has pissed Bill O’Reilly all the way off.
Here at The Root, we talk a lot about things like white privilege, whitesplaining, white fragility, etc. Some of the folks who read our site find it hard to understand these concepts, so it’s always helpful when we have an example that displays exactly what we mean. Today is one of those days.