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The Dangers of White Male Supremacy · YES! Magazine · June, 2021

Tough Love for Mediocre White Guys: Getting White men to give up dominance is a challenge · YES! Magazine · May, 2021

Whiteness · Routledge · October, 2020

Against Hierarchy · Voice Male magazine · October, 2020

When Will the United States Transcend White Supremacy? · CommonDreams · August, 2017

If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America · YES! Magazine · January, 2017

Can The United States Transcend White Supremacy? · Crossing Genres/Medium.com · July, 2016

The Coddling of the Capitalist, White-Supremacist, Patriarchal American Mind · Crossing Genres/Medium.com · March, 2016

Politicizing Columbus Day · teleSUR · October, 2015

Things White People Should Never Say · YES! Magazine, Summer 2015 · June, 2015

“You’re the Nigger, Baby, It Isn’t Me”: The Willed Ignorance and Wishful Innocence of White America · Rowman & Littlefied · October, 2014

Thanksgiving Anxieties, Political and Personal · Truthout · November, 2013

The Craziest Person in the Room: Reflections on How a Mediocre White Guy Can Try to Be Useful · Racism Review, June 7, 2013 · June, 2013

The Souls of Austin · The End of Austin · May, 2013

The Jemima Code: Toni Tipton-Martin Explores the Politics of the Kitchen, Past and Present. · Texas Observer online · July, 2011

Beyond Race, Gender, and Class: Reclaiming the Radical Roots of Social Justice Movements · Global Dialogue · August, 2010

Diversity Dead-End: Inclusiveness Without Accountability · Common Dreams · April, 2010

What White People Fear · YES! magazine · March, 2010

How I Stopped Hating Thanksgiving and Learned to Be Afraid · Common Dreams · November, 2009

Teachable Moments Require Willing Learners · Countercurrents · July, 2009

South Africa Isn’t Post-Racial Either · Colorlines · June, 2009

The sorrows of race and gender in the 2008 presidential election · Counterpunch · April, 2008

Raining on the Thanksgiving Day parade: “Redefining” the holiday is a failed project · Dissident Voice · November, 2007

Last Sunday: What to Do With/About White Folks? · Dissident Voice · January, 2007

Saying Goodbye to My “Fargo” Accent · Dissident Voice · December, 2006

University response to racist “ghetto fabulous” party is less than fabulous · Counterpunch · October, 2006

“Crash” and the self-indulgence of white America · Dissident Voice · March, 2006

MLK Day: Dreams and nightmares · CounterPunch · January, 2006

A National Day of Atonement · Counterpunch · November, 2005

TV Images Don’t Bring Change · Dissident Voice · November, 2005

Is Bush a Racist? · Counterpunch · October, 2005

The new White People’s Burden: Take a hard look in the mirror · Houston Chronicle · September, 2005

Race stories: We are the results of what we want and what society allows us · Counterpunch · September, 2005

White people’s burden · Alternet · August, 2005

Illusions of superiority · In the Fray · May, 2004

What the “Fighting Sioux” Tells Us About White People · Counterpunch · October, 2003

I know I’m a racist but … · New Impact magazine · January, 2002

Don’t deny the brutality of history · Dallas Morning News · February, 2001

Best we get comfortable with King the radical, too · Houston Chronicle · January, 2001

Being colorblind does not offset innate advantages of white privilege · Kansas City Business Journal · January, 2001

34 words, 41 shots · · November, 2000

Fleeing whiteness: A memoir about achieving humanity · Texas Observer · June, 2000

The morally lazy white middle class · Poverty & Race · November, 1999

More thoughts on why system of white privilege is wrong · Baltimore Sun · July, 1999

Fighting the power at UT · Texas Observer · November, 1998

Justice goes unserved for a Texas girl: Class, race emerge in child’s conviction for a toddler’s death · Baltimore Sun · September, 1998

White privilege shapes the U.S. · Baltimore Sun · July, 1998

Banning ‘Redskins’ from the Sports Page: The Ethics and Politics of Native American Nicknames · Journal of Mass Media Ethics · January, 1994

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