White Women May Not Think About It, But Black Women Do Every Time They Get Dressed

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Let’s just keep it real: No one feels ready to take on the world in mismatched underwear! To some extent, women of color have dealt with that their whole lives, and it’s not by choice. One designer had enough. She created a fabulous product that allows women of multiple shades to celebrate the skin they’re […]

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Everyone Who Bullied This Girl For Her Looks Is Blown Away By What She’s Doing Now

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Chantelle Winnie Young-Brown, better known as Winnie Harlow, was diagnosed with a skin condition called vitiligo when she was just four years old. Vitiligo causes melanin-producing cells to malfunction, and the result is typically a patchy appearance that’s more noticeable on darker skin tones. It isn’t contagious or deadly, but the most devastating side effects […]

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If This Is How The Nice Kids Think, Imagine How The Not-So-Nice Ones Feel

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These aren’t “bad” kids in the video. They don’t intend to be mean or judgmental, and definitely not racist. They’re just average kids, and most of them probably have great parents, just like Mikayla’s. That’s what makes the content of this video so shocking. Personal note: I very sadly observed a 5-year-old act like this […]

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Imagine What The World Would've Looked Like If These Amazing People Had Not Been Assassinated

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Imagine a world without hate. These guys did, and it put a little lump in my throat. Share this, but only if you wish the world were like this too. And then maybe take a little time to Like the Anti-Defamation League. Read more: http://upworthy.com/imagine-what-the-world-wouldve-looked-like-if-these-amazing-people-had-not-been-assassinated

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She’s No Football Expert. She Doesn’t Play In The NFL. But She's Still Qualified To Talk About It.

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When it comes to telling the owner of the Washington Redskins exactly how she feels about his team, this fierce correspondent isn’t sheepish. She whips out a seamless history lesson on stereotyping, wrapping up her opinions in a pretty little two-minute package. Read more: http://upworthy.com/shes-no-football-expert-she-doesnt-play-in-the-nfl-but-shes-still-qualified-to-talk-about-it

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VIDEOS: The 3 Awesomest Standing-Up-For-Trayvon Videos

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In a country where race relations are often tenuous and bigots like George Zimmerman roam the neighborhoods playing cowboy dress-up, handing out street justice, and getting away with it, it’s important to see the leaders of our communities stand up for what’s right. Here’s some suspicious characters in hoodies, Howard University students: Here’s a suspicious […]

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Some Horrible People Were Afraid Of Becoming Extinct. They're Gone Now.

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This is a trailer for “Freedom Summer,” a documentary about the vicious 1964 10-week battle for civil rights that not only crushed Mississippi’s white supremacy, but led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as well. Read more: http://upworthy.com/some-horrible-people-were-afraid-of-becoming-extinct-theyre-gone-now

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If At The End Of His Speech You Still Think That Mascot ‘Honors’ Him, You’re Still Missing The Point

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There’s been a long-standing debate surrounding sports teams with names and mascots derived from Native American people. Some argue that these names are “paying tribute” or “honoring” Native Americans, but this moving speech from 15-year-old Dahkota Brown sheds much-needed perspective on on how these team names affect students like himself. Still not convinced? Check out […]

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3 Major Gangs Surround Their House, Yet They Never Lock Their Doors

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We’ve all heard the quote from Hillary Rodham Clinton: “It takes a village.” But what if there is no village? Well, there’s a group of people in Oakland, California, who are creating that village. They live in the House of Peace. Read more: http://upworthy.com/3-major-gangs-surround-their-house-yet-they-never-lock-their-doors

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