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American history is filled with politicians, journalists, organizers, and citizens claiming they don’t have a racist bone in their body

Humans are notoriously terrible at accurately assessing themselves. That’s why medical researchers question the validity of self-reported data and pollsters rely on more subtle questioning to tease out people’s attitudes than a straightforward ask. …

The Atlanta shootings were a culmination of centuries of hypersexualization of Asian women

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On Wednesday, I learned that the white man who murdered six Asian women in Atlanta denied that his actions were racially motivated. Like many Asian American women, I was overwhelmed with disgust.

Typical. How many times have white men tried to excuse their actions toward me by saying, “I’m not…

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