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Newsweek and The Daily Beast
"America Isn't Colorblind: We Need to Talk About Racism"
by Errol Louis
Americans usually avoid talking about racism publicly until it’s unavoidable. It’s time to stop being afraid that we’ll offend someone and have a blunt, rational discussion, writes Errol Louis.
"Derek Black, the Reluctant Racist, and His Exit From White Nationalism"
by Caitlin Dickson
His father founded the white-supremacy forum Stormfront. His mother was once married to David Duke. Derek Black was born to lead the white-power movement—until he defected.
Facing History and Ourselves
"How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do"
by Claude Steele
Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Education and social psychologist Claude Steele describes the effects of stereotype threat in our daily lives and on our performance on cognitive tests.
The New York Times
by Bill Keller
For much of his public life, Barack Obama has been navigating between people who think he is too black and people who think he is not black enough.
New York Magazine
"Questlove: Tayvon Martin and I..."
by Ahmir Questlove Thompson
The following essay is an adaptation of a Facebook post by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in response to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Questlove is the drummer for the Roots and the bandleader on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.