What could racism possibly have to do with ballet, football, or a trip to Yosemite? This one short essay from the archives of Barbara Beckwith helps us see how the racial divide persists in the most unexpected of ways. For ongoing learning, Barbara has a great website and two fabulous essay collections, What Was I Thinking? (Volumes … Read more

For those of you who didn't see this painful on-air blunder, watch here to see KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin mistake Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne. I wouldn't have understood the significance of this event prior to Waking Up White so I thought I'd share this chapter in case some other white people out there … Read more

    By Guest Blogger Patricia Wild   I met Patricia Wild on the heels of my book launch. Two things struck me. Firstly, she's written a book (Way Opens: A Spiritual Journey) that, like mine, chronicles a journey in and around whiteness and "the spiritual underpinnings of social justice." How did I miss it … Read more