Claudia Rankine — How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together?

Writer Claudia Rankine says every conversation about race doesn’t need to be about racism — but she says we all need to find a way to talk about it.

Read on (or listen) here: Claudia Rankine — How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together?

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I’m Jewish, and I’m white – Real Talk: WOC & Allies – Medium

Several days ago, white supremacist neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, distributing anti-Semitic material and chanting anti-Semitic slogans. Now suddenly, everyone knows something that many of us have known for a long time already: People in this country still hate Jews.

One result of these occurrences has been a flurry of think pieces by light-skinned Jews of European origin. These writers argue that Jews like themselves (and me) aren’t white, are only sort of white, or should stop thinking of ourselves as white.

Personally, Charlottesville didn’t change how much I think of myself as white. If anything, it only strengthened my reasons for identifying that way.

Read on here: I’m Jewish, and I’m white – Real Talk: WOC & Allies – Medium