5 lies about slavery that we’ve been taught

While browsing the internet the other day, I came across a news story about a fourth-grade textbook that described enslaved Black people as "cared...

Why It’s Okay for Us as LGBTQIA+ People to Avoid Bigoted Family, Even During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and in addition to getting the gifts of festive socks and “This is Fine” Dog plushies, many LGBTQIA+ people...

6 ways your social justice activism might be ableist

Even activists who are aware of multiple social justice issues often forget about disability. Here are some ways leftist activists, from liberals to radicals and more, regularly fail to keep ableism in check.

4 ways you as a white person can reduce your complicity in white supremacy

When people think of white supremacy, they think of Nazis, of white guys with shaved heads and combat boots, or of white men under...

Stop the generational gaslighting: The definitive guide to why millennials aren’t whiney and entitled

If I had a dollar for every time an older adult asked me about my career, I’d have a lot more money in my...

Idaho Teen Football Player Walks Free After Sodomizing Black Mentally Disabled Teammate With Wire Hanger

The white ringleader of a horrific sexual assault of a mentally disabled black teen will avoid jail time and escape classification as a sex...

4 common types of shaming that have no place in the Body Positive Movement

I was scrolling through my newsfeed and there it was: a bevy of fatphobic fitspo garbage topped off with the hashtag #bodypositive. This wasn’t...

Why calling yourself an intersectional feminist is not a “Get Out of Privilege Free” card

This article is part of our "Beyond White Feminism" series. To read other articles in the series, click here. The first time I saw the...

The 5 biggest drawbacks of hypervisibility

In social justice spaces, we often talk about the importance of visibility. We want the needs, desires, struggles, and identities of marginalized people to...

6 ways for white allies to fight racism on Facebook

It’s been a long-running joke that Facebook tells you how many of the people you went to high school with are racist, but that...

EPA Finally Concludes Fracking Pollutes Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed on Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, contaminates drinking water—but claimed a lack of information makes it impossible...

Welcome to the New Dark Ages of abortion access: How a rising wave of anti-choice extremism is destroying lives

Texas just became the second state to require that aborted fetal materials be buried. Texas Governor Greg Abbott praised the law, saying Texas is...

Police killed almost 900 people this year: Here’s some of the cases too many of us ignored

2016 has been a brutal year. This is not any less true when it comes to the number of people killed by police this...

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