MEDIUM WRITER’S CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALIST

Those who do the least work always get the most credit

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Racial injustice isn’t mostly about subconscious impulses — the problem is structural and requires a systemic response

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Reflections on intent, impact, and moving forward

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Some thoughts about (and questions for) those attacking Critical Race Theory

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REALLY, PEOPLE?

No, self-help and inspiration porn didn’t win the writing contest — because that isn’t writing. It’s typing. There, I said it.

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“Protecting” them from ideas you don’t like denies children their own moral agency and reveals the small-mindedness of the right

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The common class slur actually reinforces the idea of superiority as the default position for white people

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The “Great Replacement” theory ignores the real forces driving demographic change and the benefits immigrants provide

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A nuanced, honest answer to a common, aggravating question — which will satisfy absolutely no one

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*Some conditions may apply, but on balance it’s true, and those who tell you otherwise are mostly assholes

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Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)

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