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Polling suggests that white and Black Americans are coming from different positions on discrimination. DigitalVision Vector/Getty Images

Poll reveals white Americans see an increase in discrimination against other white people and less against other racial groups

Researchers found political partisanship is a significant factor in determining perceptions of discrimination against different racial groups.
A protester holds a sign reading ‘White Privilege Is The Problem’ at a rally against policy brutality and racial injustice in New York on Sept. 5, 2020. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Use of ‘white privilege’ makes online discussions more polarized and less constructive

In this era of racial reckoning, words such as ‘white privilege’ have played a significant role in defining social problems plaguing America. But those words also have a downside.
The number of people in the U.S. who identify as Native American rose from 2010 to 2020. Associated Press

How the Native American population in the US increased 87% says more about whiteness than about demographics

They’re called ‘pretendians’ – people who long identified as white but are now claiming to be Native American. In the last US Census, the number of Native Americans almost doubled because of them.
People carry out a “die in” to protest the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Portland last week. The Rittenhouse case highlights the fluidity of white privilege. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse raises questions about white privilege

The lionization of Rittenhouse by the right proves that even skin colour is not enough to protect white people who support anti-racism movements.
A protest against racial injustice and police violence in Spain. Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP

White privilege: what it is, what it means and why understanding it matters

A transnational movement for racial justice requires a sensitivity to the specific, local conditions in which race and racism touch the everyday lives of people.
White folk aren’t ‘beyond race.’ Interrogating Black people’s pain at forums supposedly dedicated to undoing racism is part of the problem. (Shutterstock)

4 ways white people can be accountable for addressing anti-Black racism at universities

White denialism of racism provokes a narrative of ‘us versus them.’ Self-reflection and listening are among the ways to be accountable for interrupting and eradicating racism.
A protester holds up a sign about white privilege at a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in London. Carol Moir/Alamy

Learning about white privilege isn’t harmful to white working class children – viewpoint

After a report from the education select committee suggested the term does more harm than good, it’s worth unpacking what it actually means
When minority groups are exposed to stereotypes that deem them inferior, they often underachieve academically, research shows. Terry Vine/The Image Bank via Getty Images

The perils of associating ‘white’ with ‘privilege’ in the classroom

Pointing out the benefits of white privilege has become a racial justice rallying cry, but associating ‘white’ with ‘privilege’ in the classroom can harm academic performance among students of color.
The first debate of the U.S. presidential election was a disturbing but unsurprising display of white privileged masculinity. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump-Biden debate: A locker room brawl in the midst of COVID-19 crisis

Bullying tactics are increasingly under scrutiny, yet the display we saw during the first U.S. presidential debate is proof that some men still think those old rules are still at play.
Donald Trump won over the majority of white voters in 2016 and a similar strategy could lead to his victory in this year’s election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump could win again (without cheating)

The history of the United States suggests that, despite what the polls are saying, Donald Trump could be re-elected this November. His appeal to white voters and business owners are a major advantage.
Products that whiten skin may be changing their names but they’re still selling whiteness through coded words and unchanged pharmaceutical formulas. (Shutterstock)

What you need to know about rebranded skin-whitening creams

Even as skin-whitening products rebrand, they are still selling racism under the guise of wellness and youth.

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