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Posts Tagged: white privilege

Rumpus Original Fiction: The Christmas Party

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I laugh. My laugh, this thing that sounds better on somebody else.

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What Would a Woman of Color Do?

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How do we transcend generations of trauma and let go of our burdensome past?

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I Am the Ignition

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I don’t believe in redemption stories.

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The Real Community Guidelines: How to Be a True Ally

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The banning of women’s nipples is, of course, violence in and of itself.

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The Uncovered Story: A Conversation with Laura Lippman

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Laura Lippman discusses her newest novel, LADY IN THE LAKE.

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An East African Girl and Her White Troubadours

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I was a lonely, dreamy, occasionally silly girl.

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The Thread: The Stories We’ve Been Told

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It’s just their story, and we don’t have to believe a word of it.

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Revolutionary Anger: Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad

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The most important idea within the book is that our anger, in all its shapes, is justified.

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The Burden of Teachable Moments

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My voice begins to crack so I clear my throat. I look at each one of the girls one by one. The heat in me rises. My skin feels like the Texas pavement in July.

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Susan Sarandon, “Bernie Bro” Politics, and White Privilege

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As a longtime fan, it pains me to say it, but Sarandon is everything that’s wrong with mainstream, non-intersectional white feminism.

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Interrogating the English Language with Safiya Sinclair

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To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: No Wound

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Maybe I can touch it and show it to you. If I convince you, we can call it real. And then perhaps it will be.

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The Rumpus Interview with Daniel José Older

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Author Daniel José Older talks about his new novel, Shadowshaper, noir influence in urban fantasy, gentrification, white privilege and the publishing industry, and why we need diverse books, now more than ever.

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