A photo of Ben Keita, a brown-skinned teen with a short afro and a slight smile.

A Call to Anger: The Lynching of Ben Keita and Our Demand for Justice

On January 9th in the woods of Lake Stevens, Washington Ben Keita was killed with no signs of hope for justice. Another one of...
Medical professional holds Viagra pills on an open palm.

Controversial Bill Proposing Spousal Consent for Viagra Gives Anti-Choice Lawmakers a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Early last week, Mary Lou Marzian, a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, introduced a bill that would require the married men...

#LeaveItIn2016: 5 Times White People Should’ve Known Better Last Year

I spent most of 2016 not speaking to a good friend of mine because we had an emotional fallout about race. She is a kind,...

The 6-Step Guide to Raising Anti-Racist White Kids as a White Parent

White parents can't possibly tackle racism or instill anti-racist values in our children if we aren't ourselves doing the work. This means that as...

The fight at Standing Rock is far from over

Every day, water protectors are continuing to put their lives on the line in freezing winter conditions to resist the progress of the Dakota...

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...

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