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Last To Fall Wins $1,000,000 (Part 1)
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Last To Fall Wins $1,000,000 (Part 1)

Last To Fall Wins $1,000,000 (Part 1)
Jimmy Donaldson, better known online as MrBeast, is an American YouTuber, businessman, and philanthropist. He has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center on expensive stunts. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO ENTER.
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THE GRAPEVINE | Religion: Friend or Foe? | Episode 43
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THE GRAPEVINE | Religion: Friend or Foe? | Episode 43

THE GRAPEVINE | Religion: Friend or Foe? | Episode 43
Does religion help or hurt the Black community? r
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THE GRAPEVINE | Love, Sex & Relationships| Ep. 40
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THE GRAPEVINE | Love, Sex & Relationships| Ep. 40

THE GRAPEVINE | Love, Sex & Relationships| Ep. 40
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THE GRAPEVINE | GUN CONTROL | S3EP25 (1/2)
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THE GRAPEVINE | GUN CONTROL | S3EP25 (1/2)

THE GRAPEVINE | GUN CONTROL | S3EP25 (1/2)
The recent, tragic Parkland shooting, has been the catalyst for the latest, national debate around gun reform in the United States. On this episode, the panelists debate whether or not guns should be legal and if black people should have them.
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THE GRAPEVINE | "SH*THOLE" COUNTRIES S3EP17 (1/2)
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THE GRAPEVINE | "SH*THOLE" COUNTRIES S3EP17 (1/2)

THE GRAPEVINE | "SH*THOLE" COUNTRIES S3EP17 (1/2)
In this episode panelists discuss whether or not trump's comments calling Haiti and African countries "shitholes," was accurate or racist.
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THE GRAPEVINE | Homosexuality Tolerance vs. Acceptance | Ep. 32
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THE GRAPEVINE | Homosexuality Tolerance vs. Acceptance | Ep. 32

THE GRAPEVINE | Homosexuality Tolerance vs. Acceptance | Ep. 32
Is it possible to disagree with homosexuality and still respect people in the LGBT community?
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THE GRAPEVINE | Love, Sex & Relationships [ALL WOMEN] | Ep. 41
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THE GRAPEVINE | Love, Sex & Relationships [ALL WOMEN] | Ep. 41

THE GRAPEVINE | Love, Sex & Relationships [ALL WOMEN] | Ep. 41
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THE GRAPEVINE | Biracial Blackness | Episode 38 pt. 1
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THE GRAPEVINE | Biracial Blackness | Episode 38 pt. 1

THE GRAPEVINE | Biracial Blackness | Episode 38 pt. 1
In this episode, the panel talks about Jesse Williams and the trends of biracial people at the forefront of Black social equality. Do you feel represented by biracial people?
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Young Women in South Africa - At Greater Risk of HIV/AIDS
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Young Women in South Africa - At Greater Risk of HIV/AIDS

Young Women in South Africa - At Greater Risk of HIV/AIDS
Young women in South Africa are becoming infected with HIV at more than twice the rate of young men. We meet the young activist who is determined to use her own experience of living with HIV to change that trend.
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South African Support Group Teaches Vulnerable Youths About HIV/AIDS
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South African Support Group Teaches Vulnerable Youths About HIV/AIDS

South African Support Group Teaches Vulnerable Youths About HIV/AIDS
Zandile, 19, participates in a CAPRISA support group where adolescents living with or without HIV can safely open up to one another and freely discuss issues surrounding sex, gender and HIV/AIDS.
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Dirty 30 - A Documentary on HIV/AIDS
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Dirty 30 - A Documentary on HIV/AIDS

Dirty 30 - A Documentary on HIV/AIDS
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Our Voices - Young People and HIV
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Our Voices - Young People and HIV

Our Voices - Young People and HIV
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Devil Bones: Nyaope Grips SA's Youth
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Devil Bones: Nyaope Grips SA's Youth

Devil Bones: Nyaope Grips SA's Youth
Every child in South Africa will have come into contact with drugs by the time they leave secondary school. One in three will have taken them. Increasingly, the drug of choice is heroin.
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What's Alcoholism Like? Ep.1 | Alcoholic shares about his drinking problem and recovery
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What's Alcoholism Like? Ep.1 | Alcoholic shares about his drinking problem and recovery

What's Alcoholism Like? Ep.1 | Alcoholic shares about his drinking problem and recovery
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What's An Alcohol Problem Like?
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What's An Alcohol Problem Like?

What's An Alcohol Problem Like?
This video gives a thorough look into alcoholism differentiating alcohol abuse from alcohol addiction and what it's like to suffer from these conditions.
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Is Sobriety Boring?
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Is Sobriety Boring?

Is Sobriety Boring?
If you find sobriety boring you're doing it wrong!
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Does Staying Sober Get Easier Over Time? - Recovery From Addiction & Alcoholism
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Does Staying Sober Get Easier Over Time? - Recovery From Addiction & Alcoholism

Does Staying Sober Get Easier Over Time? - Recovery From Addiction & Alcoholism
Does staying sober from addictive drugs get easier with time? It can be.
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What's Being Bullied Like?
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What's Being Bullied Like?

What's Being Bullied Like?
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I Don’t See Race
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I Don’t See Race

I Don’t See Race
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Why Color Blindness Will NOT End Racism
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Why Color Blindness Will NOT End Racism

Why Color Blindness Will NOT End Racism
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Why I Don't Use the Dictionary Definition of Feminism | Feminist Fridays
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Why I Don't Use the Dictionary Definition of Feminism | Feminist Fridays

Why I Don't Use the Dictionary Definition of Feminism | Feminist Fridays
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Crazy Rich Asians
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Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
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South African Transgender Icon - RIP Lara Kruger
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South African Transgender Icon - RIP Lara Kruger

South African Transgender Icon - RIP Lara Kruger
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Glow Mamii - Getting an Estrogen Prescription
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Glow Mamii - Getting an Estrogen Prescription

Glow Mamii - Getting an Estrogen Prescription
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Lena Waithe Shares Her Queer Icons | them.
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Lena Waithe Shares Her Queer Icons | them.

Lena Waithe Shares Her Queer Icons | them.
Lena Waithe shares her queer icons, including James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin, Wanda Sykes, Lorraine Hansberry, Sylvester, and more. Lena Waithe is the creator of "The Chi" which airs on Showtime.
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Transgender Children Talk About Being Raised By Their Families | them
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Transgender Children Talk About Being Raised By Their Families | them

Transgender Children Talk About Being Raised By Their Families | them
Transgender children and their families discuss the challenges of growing up in today's world.
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Makeup Artist Ryan Burke’s Avant-Garde Beauty | them.
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Makeup Artist Ryan Burke’s Avant-Garde Beauty | them.

Makeup Artist Ryan Burke’s Avant-Garde Beauty | them.
Makeup artist and photographer Ryan Burke pushes boundaries with his avant-garde looks. Ryan is based in New York and is a member of Pat McGrath's makeup team. Ryan discusses growing up in rural Virginia, how he got into makeup, and his vision for the future of drag.
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I'm a Transgender Woman and I Bullied Other Trans Women | them.
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I'm a Transgender Woman and I Bullied Other Trans Women | them.

I'm a Transgender Woman and I Bullied Other Trans Women | them.
In this one-on-one encounter, Meredith and Teagan open up about their past with bullying — with Meredith surprisingly revealing how and why she used to bully her peers.
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What Does 'Butch' Mean? | InQueery | them.
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What Does 'Butch' Mean? | InQueery | them.

What Does 'Butch' Mean? | InQueery | them.
How much do you really know about the history of the word "Butch"? Find out on this episode of InQueery. InQueery is the series that takes a deeper look at the meaning, context, and history of LGBTQ+ vocabulary and culture. Powered by Google. What Does 'Butch' Mean? | InQueery | them.
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Queer People Talk About the Sex that Changed Their Lives | them
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Queer People Talk About the Sex that Changed Their Lives | them

Queer People Talk About the Sex that Changed Their Lives | them
We invited members of the queer community to talk about the sexual experiences changed their lives. Queer People Talk About the Sex that Changed Their Lives | them
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Inside Gus Kenworthy's Quest For Olympic Gold After Coming Out of the Closet | them.
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Inside Gus Kenworthy's Quest For Olympic Gold After Coming Out of the Closet | them.

Inside Gus Kenworthy's Quest For Olympic Gold After Coming Out of the Closet | them.
While Gus Kenworthy took home a silver medal in Sochi, he wasn't publicly out. Now we follow Gus as he goes for gold for the first time without the burden and distraction of the closet weighing upon him. Footage of Gus Kenworthy competing at the U.S. Toyota Grand Prix is courtesy U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Additional footage provided courtesy Gus Kenworthy. Inside Gus Kenworthy's Quest For Olympic Gold After Coming Out of the Closet | them.
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Queer Disabled Podcaster Talks About Sex and Intimacy | them.
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Queer Disabled Podcaster Talks About Sex and Intimacy | them.

Queer Disabled Podcaster Talks About Sex and Intimacy | them.
Andrew Gurza is "Cripple Content Creator" who uses podcasting, social media, and speaking engagements to address sexuality and disability. In this video he shares some stories from his sexual past, advice to disabled and non disabled folk, and lets us know why he calls himself the “bear in a chair”. Andrew Gurza is the host of the podcast 'Disability After Dark' Queer Disabled Podcaster Talks About Sex and Intimacy | them.
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What it's Like to be Queer and Undocumented | First Person | them.
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What it's Like to be Queer and Undocumented | First Person | them.

What it's Like to be Queer and Undocumented | First Person | them.
Mateo is a Colombian-born activist currently working with a New York-based immigration advocacy group. He shares his transition experience in two contexts: undocumented immigration and gender identity. First Person is PBS Digital Studios' digital exploration of gender identity and sexuality. Season Three of the franchise features five short documentary style episodes on topics ranging from undocumented immigration, to trans youth and more. Watch Seasons 1 and 2 of First Person here: Producers: Daniel B. Greenberg & Joe Harrell Producers, Directors: Sophia Clark and Erin McIntyre Cinematographer and Editor: Alex Lora Graphics: Kyle Sweet What it's Like to be Queer and Undocumented | First Person | them.
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Trans Women Open Up About Their #MeToo Sexual Assault Experiences | them.
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Trans Women Open Up About Their #MeToo Sexual Assault Experiences | them.

Trans Women Open Up About Their #MeToo Sexual Assault Experiences | them.
For all of the Hollywood #MeToo movement’s merits and virtues, there’s one major blind spot: How sexual assault and violence against trans women has been omitted from the conversation. Munroe Bergdorf and others talk assault, dating violence, how cis women can better include trans women, and how trans women (and the larger LGBTQ+ community) can help uplift each other’s voices. Trans Women Open Up About Their #MeToo Sexual Assault Experiences | them.
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Angelica Ross Explains the History of the Word 'Transgender' | InQueery | them.
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Angelica Ross Explains the History of the Word 'Transgender' | InQueery | them.

Angelica Ross Explains the History of the Word 'Transgender' | InQueery | them.
How much do you really know about the history of the word "transgender"? Find out on this episode of InQueery, hosted by actress Angelica Ross. InQueery is the series that takes a deeper look at the meaning, context, and history of LGBTQ+ vocabulary and culture. Powered by Google. Angelica Ross Explains the History of the Word 'Transgender' | InQueery | them.
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Queer Couple Talks About Sex While Transitioning | them.
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Queer Couple Talks About Sex While Transitioning | them.

Queer Couple Talks About Sex While Transitioning | them.
We invited a queer couple to talk about sex, identity, and transitioning while in a relationship. Queer Couple Talks About Sex While Transitioning | them.
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Central and Broadway | A Lesbian Dancer Auditions in 1930s Los Angeles | Queeroes Films | them.
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Central and Broadway | A Lesbian Dancer Auditions in 1930s Los Angeles | Queeroes Films | them.

Central and Broadway | A Lesbian Dancer Auditions in 1930s Los Angeles | Queeroes Films | them.
In 1930s Los Angeles, a butch lesbian dancer must face her fears and take a chance at an audition for Broadway legend The Madame. The film re-imagines The Great White Way as a diverse place where anyone can chase their dream and find fortune and fame regardless of race or sexual orientation.
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A Gay Russian Asylum-Seeker’s Struggle in America | them
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A Gay Russian Asylum-Seeker’s Struggle in America | them

A Gay Russian Asylum-Seeker’s Struggle in America | them
Denis Davydov is a gay HIV-positive Russian asylum-seeker who lives in San Jose, California. Anti-LGBT hate crimes in Russia have doubled in the last five years, and the majority of those crimes reported are murders. This is Denis' story of seeking asylum in America and getting detained by ICE in a detention facility for more than a month. A Gay Russian Asylum-Seeker’s Struggle in America | them
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What Does a Trans Watershed Moment Look Like? | The Library | them.
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What Does a Trans Watershed Moment Look Like? | The Library | them.

What Does a Trans Watershed Moment Look Like? | The Library | them.
Throughout history, the fight for LGBTQ+ equality generally prioritized advancements for just cis lesbian and gay members of our community, even though much of the fight is and was led by trans and nonbinary people. In this episode of The Library, guests Devin-Norelle and Jari Jones join us to discuss what a major "Watershed Moment" would look like in regards to the future of trans equality. Powered by Google. What Does a Trans Watershed Moment Look Like? | The Library | them.
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This Lesbian Couple Talks About Their First Threesome | them.
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This Lesbian Couple Talks About Their First Threesome | them.

This Lesbian Couple Talks About Their First Threesome | them.
We invited a queer couple to talk about threesomes, being in an interracial relationship and how they maintain their passion for each other. This Lesbian Couple Talks About Their First Threesome | them.
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Eisha Love: A Trans Woman of Color in Chicago | them.
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Eisha Love: A Trans Woman of Color in Chicago | them.

Eisha Love: A Trans Woman of Color in Chicago | them.
Love was incarcerated in a men’s jail after acting in self-defense. Now, as she rebuilds her life and continues to process the impact of her incarceration, she faces the challenge of trying to get a steady job as an out trans woman with a criminal record Directed by Cary Cronenwett. Produced by the ACLU & Little By Little Films, with an LGBTQ-led team. Eisha Love: A Trans Woman of Color in Chicago | them.
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HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day
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HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day

HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day
30 years of National Coming Out Day means three decades of amazing coming out moments.
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Dads for Transgender Equality
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Dads for Transgender Equality

Dads for Transgender Equality
Countless parents of transgender and gender-expansive youth are pledging to make the world safer for their children. HRC is proud to release a video highlighting some of the spectacular dads who are standing up and speaking out in support of their trans kids.
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Dads for Transgender Equality: Keith
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Dads for Transgender Equality: Keith

Dads for Transgender Equality: Keith
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Dads for Transgender Equality: Wayne
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Dads for Transgender Equality: Wayne

Dads for Transgender Equality: Wayne
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Dads for Transgender Equality: JR
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Dads for Transgender Equality: JR

Dads for Transgender Equality: JR
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Dads for Transgender Equality: Joe
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Dads for Transgender Equality: Joe

Dads for Transgender Equality: Joe
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Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute
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Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute

Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute
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LGBTQ "Conversion Therapy" Survivor : "They Got Some Weird Joy Out of Torturing Children
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LGBTQ "Conversion Therapy" Survivor : "They Got Some Weird Joy Out of Torturing Children

LGBTQ "Conversion Therapy" Survivor : "They Got Some Weird Joy Out of Torturing Children
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HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day - 2017
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HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day - 2017

HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day - 2017
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Gay men share their first experience of homophobia | First Times
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Gay men share their first experience of homophobia | First Times

Gay men share their first experience of homophobia | First Times
Gay men share the first time they realised they were gay, their first time experiencing homophobia, and the first time they held hands in public with a man.
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Bisexual women share their coming out stories | First Times
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Bisexual women share their coming out stories | First Times

Bisexual women share their coming out stories | First Times
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5 Things You Should Know About Racism | Decoded | MTV News
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5 Things You Should Know About Racism | Decoded | MTV News

5 Things You Should Know About Racism | Decoded | MTV News
Racism is COMPLICATED! Which is why, understandably, talking about racism is not an easy task. It’s hard to know how to approach the subject no matter who you are. So today on Decoded we’re talking about 5 things everyone should know about racism. A bit of a “Racism 101,” if you will.
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Are All Asians Rich? Ft. Lily Du | Decoded | MTV
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Are All Asians Rich? Ft. Lily Du | Decoded | MTV

Are All Asians Rich? Ft. Lily Du | Decoded | MTV
Asian Americans on average are very financially successful and there’s a common argument called the “Model Minority” that their financial success is due to a combination of being family oriented, and education focused. But here’s the thing, there are a lot of Asian Americans who are very poor and it wasn’t just plain old hard work that helped other Asian Americans succeed.
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Are Mexicans Taking Our Jobs? ft. Maritza Montañez | Decoded | MTV
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Are Mexicans Taking Our Jobs? ft. Maritza Montañez | Decoded | MTV

Are Mexicans Taking Our Jobs? ft. Maritza Montañez | Decoded | MTV
Whether it’s building a wall or talk about getting out of NAFTA, the realities of Mexican immigration and jobs are very contentious topic. But are Mexicans really taking away jobs from American citizens? Well the answer is a lot more complicated than political slogans may lead you to believe.
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Do All Muslim Women Wear a Hijab? ft. Fareeha Khan | Decoded | MTV
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Do All Muslim Women Wear a Hijab? ft. Fareeha Khan | Decoded | MTV

Do All Muslim Women Wear a Hijab? ft. Fareeha Khan | Decoded | MTV
Whether it’s their total ban in France of Fox News declaring them the harbinger of Sharia Law, the hijab, which is a headcover for Muslim women, has become a point of contention in America and around the globe. But now is probably a great time to take a step back and ask what exactly is a hijab? And do all Muslim women have to wear them?
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Why Do People Say “AX” Instead of “ASK”? | Decoded | MTV
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Why Do People Say “AX” Instead of “ASK”? | Decoded | MTV

Why Do People Say “AX” Instead of “ASK”? | Decoded | MTV
Let me ax you something you might not have thought about before... Why do some people use the word “Ax” in place of the word “Ask”? Well while “AX” might be seen as lower class, it actually has a long tradition in the English language that goes back over a thousand years. So why are people who say “Ax” instead of “Ask” frequently stigmatized as unintelligent and unsophisticated? Watch the episode to find out.
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What’s a Real Man? | Decoded | MTV
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What’s a Real Man? | Decoded | MTV

What’s a Real Man? | Decoded | MTV
When you hear the phrase “real man” there’s a certain image that pops into your mind. Maybe it’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or LeBron James or Ryan Gosling and it’s most likely not, a small, quiet, reserved man who plays classical trumpet. So does that mean all those other guys are “fake men?” Well no. It’s that the question of “who’s a real man” fundamentally doesn’t make any sense. Why not? Well watch the episode to find out!
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5 Transgender Tropes that Need to STOP ft. Patti Harrison | Decoded | MTV
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5 Transgender Tropes that Need to STOP ft. Patti Harrison | Decoded | MTV

5 Transgender Tropes that Need to STOP ft. Patti Harrison | Decoded | MTV
With the rise of shows like Transparent, Orange is the New Black and personalities like Janet Mock, it’s a great time for transgender visibility in media. But there’s still a lot of ways that’s not so great. In fact, there are a couple of Hollywood tropes and stereotypes that are alarmingly common. What are they? Watch the episode to find out.
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How to Stop Victim Blaming  | Decoded | MTV
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How to Stop Victim Blaming | Decoded | MTV

How to Stop Victim Blaming | Decoded | MTV
Ever hear someone say, “Well she shouldn’t have gotten drunk?” or “Well it makes sense considering what she was wearing.” Pretty much no matter what bad thing happens to you, there’s always going to be someone that tells you that, in someway, it’s your own fault. This terrible tendency is called Victim Blaming and it happens a lot, especially to victims of sexual assault. And while there are real psychological reasons why people like to blame victims, there’s new research that suggests that there is a way to greatly reduce the tendency to victim blame. And it’s actually pretty simple. What is it? Watch the episode to find out!
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5 Mental Health Stigmas That Need to Go! | Decoded | MTV
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5 Mental Health Stigmas That Need to Go! | Decoded | MTV

5 Mental Health Stigmas That Need to Go! | Decoded | MTV
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How To Be Queer AF at Prom ft. Dylan Marron | Decoded | MTV
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How To Be Queer AF at Prom ft. Dylan Marron | Decoded | MTV

How To Be Queer AF at Prom ft. Dylan Marron | Decoded | MTV
It’s Prom season and that means one thing, LGBTQ folks fighting for their right to party! And in this episode of Decoded we show you that your right to be queer AF at prom is protected by no less than the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution. So put on your fancy clothes and get ready to social justice dance the night away.
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5 Poverty Myths Debunked ft. The Liberal Redneck | Decoded | MTV
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5 Poverty Myths Debunked ft. The Liberal Redneck | Decoded | MTV

5 Poverty Myths Debunked ft. The Liberal Redneck | Decoded | MTV
These days everyone seems to have an opinion on what America’s poor people need to do to with themselves. Unfortunately, most of these opinions aren’t based on any kind of facts. So, in this week’s episode of Decoded, we bust five common poverty myths with the help of Trae Crowder, aka The Liberal Redneck.
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Can Legalizing Weed Fight Racism? | Decoded | MTV
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Can Legalizing Weed Fight Racism? | Decoded | MTV

Can Legalizing Weed Fight Racism? | Decoded | MTV
The war on weed has been a disaster for everyone, but it’s been especially harmful for people of color. Why? Because even though white people and black people smoke weed at about the same rates, black people are about 4x more likely to be arrested for marijuana related crimes. So can the movement to legalize weed in places like Colorado and California help fight these racist police practices? Watch the episode to find out.
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Why is Legal Immigration to the U.S. Almost Impossible? | Decoded | MTV
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Why is Legal Immigration to the U.S. Almost Impossible? | Decoded | MTV

Why is Legal Immigration to the U.S. Almost Impossible? | Decoded | MTV
With all the talk of immigration, there’s one question that seems to persist: why can’t immigrants just come the U.S. legally? And the answer is simple... it’s incredibly complicated. It can take several years and thousands of dollars to work through a byzantine legal process with no guarantees that you’ll get a green card. So what does it take to become a legal U.S. Citizen? Watch the episode to find out.
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Do These Celebs Look Alike? | Decoded | MTV
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Do These Celebs Look Alike? | Decoded | MTV

Do These Celebs Look Alike? | Decoded | MTV
We all know that some celebs look eerily alike. But some people regularly confuse celebs of color who don’t look the same at all. And it’s not just the celebs! Lots of people say dumb things like “All Asians look the same” or “All black people look the same.” And this is because of a scientifically documented effect called Own Race Bias. What is it? Watch the episode to find out and catch new episodes each Wednesday now on #MTV!!
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Do You Speak for Your Entire Race? | Decoded | MTV News
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Do You Speak for Your Entire Race? | Decoded | MTV News

Do You Speak for Your Entire Race? | Decoded | MTV News
Have you ever been the only person of your race at your job, your school, or in your neighborhood? Then congratulations, you're automatically a Race Ambassador! As a Race Ambassador you'll be expected to answer every single question about race, know multiple languages, and be the voice of millions of unique individuals who have many different and often conflicting opinions! Congrats.
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Can De-Escalation Training Prevent Police Violence? | Decoded | MTV News
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Can De-Escalation Training Prevent Police Violence? | Decoded | MTV News

Can De-Escalation Training Prevent Police Violence? | Decoded | MTV News
There have been too many instances of of the police killing unarmed citizens in this country. So today Franchesca sits down with Master Sergeant Benari Poulten to talk about how the US armed forces trains and employs de-escalation techniques to handle difficult situations during conflict.
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Why Does MTV's Decoded Hate White People?!? | Decoded | MTV News
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Why Does MTV's Decoded Hate White People?!? | Decoded | MTV News

Why Does MTV's Decoded Hate White People?!? | Decoded | MTV News
Does talking about Racism mean you hate White People? No. But a lot of people do feel that way and in this episode we uncover the root of how that idea emerges. At the core is the concept of White Fragility, which is the idea that even the minimum amount of racial stress produces outbursts of argumentation, defensiveness, and anger.
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Is “Racist” the N-Word For White People? | Decoded | MTV News
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Is “Racist” the N-Word For White People? | Decoded | MTV News

Is “Racist” the N-Word For White People? | Decoded | MTV News
Are White People trying to reclaim the word “RACIST?” While there are many derogatory words for white people, none of them seem to have the same impact as any of racial slurs for people of color. The only word you can call a white person really mad is “racist.” So see what happens when white people try to claim this as their own word that people of color are no longer allowed to say!
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4 Misconceptions about Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust | Decoded | MTV News
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4 Misconceptions about Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust | Decoded | MTV News

4 Misconceptions about Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust | Decoded | MTV News
While many may believe that anti-semitism (which is the hatred of and discrimination against Jewish people) is over thanks to "America’s role in ending the Holocaust" that’s simply not true. And a big part of the reason is the way we talk about the Holocaust in this country. We here at Decoded even made this mistake in our episode about slavery. So with the help of journalist Dana Schwartz, we decided to tackle some of the misconceptions about anti-semitism, anti-romani-ism, and the Holocaust.
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How Voter ID Laws Explain Structural Racism | Decoded | MTV News
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How Voter ID Laws Explain Structural Racism | Decoded | MTV News

How Voter ID Laws Explain Structural Racism | Decoded | MTV News
Voter ID Laws may seem like a good idea, but they’re actually pretty terrible! On the surface, these laws appear to be a reasonable way to stop people from pretending to be someone else when they vote. But the reality is that this kind of voter fraud almost never happens!!! Instead Voter ID Laws primarily prevent the poor, the elderly, and people of color from voting. They way they’ve disenfranchised people of color is part of a very long history of voter suppression and is a classic example of structural racism. On this episode of Decoded, we show just how this systematic oppression works!
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Just Try Saying My Name Right! | Decoded | MTV News
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Just Try Saying My Name Right! | Decoded | MTV News

Just Try Saying My Name Right! | Decoded | MTV News
There’s nothing more personal than your own name. And when someone mispronounces it, it doesn’t feel right. But when your name is mispronounced almost every day, it gets really frustrating that many people don’t seem to have the common decency to make sure they’re saying your own name correctly. On this episode of Decoded, we talked to some people who have first-hand experience with the everyday battle of getting people to just say your actual name!
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A Retirement Home for Donald Trump Supporters | Decoded | MTV News
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A Retirement Home for Donald Trump Supporters | Decoded | MTV News

A Retirement Home for Donald Trump Supporters | Decoded | MTV News
Have you ever longed to return to time when America was Great? A time when structural racism was rampant, when America suppressed gay rights, and misogyny was the norm? Well know you can at Simpler Times Retirement Home, the perfect place for “Real Americans” to find that peace of mind.
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Are Cracker, White Trash, & Redneck Racist? | Decoded | MTV News
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Are Cracker, White Trash, & Redneck Racist? | Decoded | MTV News

Are Cracker, White Trash, & Redneck Racist? | Decoded | MTV News
We’ve all heard the terms “Cracker,” “White Trash” and “Redneck” in reference to poor white people living in America. But not many people know where the words originated. These terms stretch back into early America and were developed largely as a way for rich white people to insult poor white people. So while they might not be expressly racist, they’re definitely classicists. Which is still pretty bad.
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Are Hispanics White? | Decoded | MTV News
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Are Hispanics White? | Decoded | MTV News

Are Hispanics White? | Decoded | MTV News
Are Hispanic and Latino racial categories? Well, according the US Census they're not. And with good reason! Just like the US, Latin America has an incredibly complex racial history and latinx in America represent this highly varied background. Of course this reality makes talking about race, ethnicity and whiteness in America even more confusing! So we enlisted the help of Kat Lazo to break it all down.
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5 Excuses for Slavery That Need to STOP | Decoded | MTV News
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5 Excuses for Slavery That Need to STOP | Decoded | MTV News

5 Excuses for Slavery That Need to STOP | Decoded | MTV News
After Michelle Obama brought up that the white house was built by slaves in her DNC speech, Bill O’Reilly was all too quick to tell her why slavery wasn’t so bad. Why are people giving excuses for slavery in 2016? What even ARE the excuses? And why do we need to stop using them? Franchesca Ramsey breaks down some of the most common excuses to defend slavery and explains what’s really going on here.
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4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked | Decoded | MTV News
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4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked | Decoded | MTV News

4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked | Decoded | MTV News
Black Lives Matter is a powerful and influential movement for justice and empathy. Because the movement is challenging systems of racial oppression in the United States, there are a lot of negative reactions and social media misinformation about it. This past week, with the deaths of #AltonSterling, #PhilandoCastile and the subsequent Dallas tragedy, people are feeling even more polarized and confused. Franchesca debunks some of these toxic myths and sheds light on the true goals of Black Lives Matter.
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Why Racism Isn't Just a Southern Problem | Decoded | MTV News
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Why Racism Isn't Just a Southern Problem | Decoded | MTV News

Why Racism Isn't Just a Southern Problem | Decoded | MTV News
While the stereotypical racist in the US might be a southern good ole boy, the reality is that "progressive" Northern and Western states have had a pretty long and terrible history with racism as well. Whether it's a the history of sundown towns that threatened violence against people of color if they were found there after dark, the incredibly racist founding of Oregon, or the long history of redlining to prevent home ownership, it seems like racism certainly wasn't and isn't just a southern phenomenon.
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3 Black Female Stereotypes that Need to Die | Decoded | MTV News
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3 Black Female Stereotypes that Need to Die | Decoded | MTV News

3 Black Female Stereotypes that Need to Die | Decoded | MTV News
Now on #MTV every Wednesday! Franchesca Ramsey: to you with love by: by: by: Benjamin O'Keefe: notice how black women in media tend to looped into a few basic stereotypes? Like get portrayed as the sassy friend who has an instant comeback for everything, or the over-sexualized woman who wants it all the time, or the helpful black maid. Well these stereotypes don't come from nowhere. And on this episode of Decoded where they come from and explain why they need to be buried good and deep. Sources: more on black female stereotypes go to: to MTV News: from MTV News: Official MTV News Website: MTV News: MTV News: News Google+: News on Tumblr: News Instagram: News on Pinterest: /
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If Facebook Arguments Were a Cage Match | Decoded | MTV News
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If Facebook Arguments Were a Cage Match | Decoded | MTV News

If Facebook Arguments Were a Cage Match | Decoded | MTV News
The Facebook comment section can get pretty brutal, especially when someone drops a political bomb into your news feed. Here’s what might happen if Facebook commenters settled their differences cage match style.
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The Surprisingly Racist History of "Caucasian" | Decoded | MTV News
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The Surprisingly Racist History of "Caucasian" | Decoded | MTV News

The Surprisingly Racist History of "Caucasian" | Decoded | MTV News
Why do we call White People Caucasian? It's an interesting question considering that outside America, Caucasian simply refers to the people from the region around Caucasus Mountains. Not only that, but there's actually a pretty messed up history to what seems like a pretty innocuous word. What is that history?
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STOP Blaming Affirmative Action for Your College Rejection | Decoded | MTV News
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STOP Blaming Affirmative Action for Your College Rejection | Decoded | MTV News

STOP Blaming Affirmative Action for Your College Rejection | Decoded | MTV News
Getting into college is tough, but being rejected from school is even tougher. One of the biggest myths is that affirmative action is taking away spots from those who deserve them more. However, Affirmative Action is not about selecting under-qualified candidates of minority races, but about giving those minorities an equal opportunity to be considered in the first place. And more than just minorities are benefiting. In fact, white women have historically been the greatest beneficiaries of affirmative action! Of course, no one thinks the college admissions process is perfect, but maybe the frustration should be directed towards other aspects of the college admission process… (*cough cough* legacy admissions).
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Why is the 1% So White? | Decoded | MTV News
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Why is the 1% So White? | Decoded | MTV News

Why is the 1% So White? | Decoded | MTV News
Out of 536 billionaires in the USA, only 3 are black. Why the stark racial divide? Well it's complicated, but it turns out our history of racism has a lot to do with it. From segregated schools that receive less funding in property taxes, to the history of redlining black homeowners, to the long history of slavery, oppression, and segregation, white families were accumulating wealth. That "old money" has provided the capital for the modern-day billionaires, and even average-income white families, to stay significantly ahead of black Americans. So how can we fix the wealth divide in America?
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4 Reasons "White Pride" Makes People Uneasy | Decoded | MTV News
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4 Reasons "White Pride" Makes People Uneasy | Decoded | MTV News

4 Reasons "White Pride" Makes People Uneasy | Decoded | MTV News
Pride in your heritage can be a beautiful thing. It can promote self-confidence, a sense of community, and a broader awareness of the issues a particular group of people may face. But what happens when that pride is used for totally opposite reasons? ‘White pride’ has, over the course of history, been a weapon used against people of color to silence and oppress them. It has associations with some pretty horrendous groups that promote violence and prejudice (such as the KKK). So when people wonder why it’s unacceptable to celebrate white pride, it’s important to consider its background.
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Beyoncé Formation Comment or MLK Hate Mail? | Decoded | MTV News
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Beyoncé Formation Comment or MLK Hate Mail? | Decoded | MTV News

Beyoncé Formation Comment or MLK Hate Mail? | Decoded | MTV News
Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ video sparked quite a reaction. Criticisms have been numerous, and often racially-charged. The general critique has been that Beyonce is instigating violence against police officers, and that she should not have used her platform at the Super Bowl to discuss controversial issues in the black community. However, if you look back to some of the hate-mail that Martin Luther King Jr. received in the 1960s, the comments are eerily similar. It makes you wonder why MLK, now respected as a symbol of peaceful protest and racial unity, was viewed by many at the time as an instigator of violence and segregation. Why were people trying to silence a man speaking out against obvious injustice and why are they doing the same to Beyonce?
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Is PC Culture Anti-Free Speech? | Decoded | MTV News
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Is PC Culture Anti-Free Speech? | Decoded | MTV News

Is PC Culture Anti-Free Speech? | Decoded | MTV News
We’ve been hearing a lot about “PC Culture” from the conservative media and presidential candidates lately, and the consensus seems to be that all of this political correctness is stifling our right to freedom of speech. But when has speaking out against discrimination and hate ever stripped someone else of their ability to voice their opinion? You still have the freedom to say whatever you want, and the “PC Police” still have the right to tell you how wrong you are.
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You CAN'T Sound White! | Decoded | MTV News
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You CAN'T Sound White! | Decoded | MTV News

You CAN'T Sound White! | Decoded | MTV News
There's a lot of messed up things with the phrase "You Sound White!" On one side, some people are trying to give you a weird, backhanded compliment that implies that only white people are educated and intelligent. On the other side, people of color often use the phrase to tell you that you don't belong. It's a common saying that's both dumb and hurtful because at the end of the day, your voice is simply your voice.
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Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry? | Decoded | MTV News
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Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry? | Decoded | MTV News

Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry? | Decoded | MTV News
We all have privilege in some way, and it’s not always an easy thing for people come to terms with. However, pointing out someone’s privilege shouldn’t be a personal attack. Discussing privilege isn’t about blame; it’s about raising awareness of the inequalities that exist in today’s society. Realizing how we might be treating certain groups of people unfairly is the first step to changing the situation, and becoming true equals!
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Why Aren't All Protestors Treated Like the Oregon Militia? | Decoded | MTV News
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Why Aren't All Protestors Treated Like the Oregon Militia? | Decoded | MTV News

Why Aren't All Protestors Treated Like the Oregon Militia? | Decoded | MTV News
This past week a group of armed anti-government militiamen took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. But when the cops showed up...things got interesting. Because nothing happened! No tanks. No tear gas. No combat gear. And we've yet to hear any major news outlet or tv commentator call these men thugs or terrorists. This is of course in stark contrast to how police and media responded to protests in Ferguson and Baltimore following the deaths of Mike Brown and Freddie Grey. So what's the deal here?
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Social Justice Warrior Training Video, LEAKED! | Decoded | MTV News
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Social Justice Warrior Training Video, LEAKED! | Decoded | MTV News

Social Justice Warrior Training Video, LEAKED! | Decoded | MTV News
How does one end up a social justice warrior? It takes training!!! The war for social justice has begun, and if these recruits are going to join the front lines in the fight against ignorance and structural racism, they will have to be quick on their feet, immune to insults, and knowledgeable on the social issues facing our society today. Social Justice Warriors aren't born, they're made!
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Why Do the Dutch Do Blackface for Christmas? | Decoded | MTV News
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Why Do the Dutch Do Blackface for Christmas? | Decoded | MTV News

Why Do the Dutch Do Blackface for Christmas? | Decoded | MTV News
When Christmas comes around you can usually expect to see Santa, his reindeer and helpful elves everywhere. But Dutch Santa doesn’t have elves...he has “Black Pete” or “Zwarte Pete.” Pete first showed up in the 1850 Dutch book “Saint Nicholas and his servant.” The story claims “Black Pete” is black because of the chimney soot, but that doesn’t explain his afro textured hair, or large bright red lips….all familiar racist black caricatures. Today, Black Pete is still a huge tradition in the Netherlands.
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What Did Jesus REALLY Look Like? | Decoded | MTV News
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What Did Jesus REALLY Look Like? | Decoded | MTV News

What Did Jesus REALLY Look Like? | Decoded | MTV News
Franchesca Ramsey: to you with love by: by: modern image of Jesus may be a bit skewed. The common depiction features long blonde hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. However, historical evidence suggests that this portrayal of the Christian savior has been purposefully altered. In this weeks episode, Franchesca discusses the reasons behind this change in appearance, and what Jesus may have actually looked like. to MTV News: from MTV News: Official MTV News Website: MTV News: MTV News: News Google+: News on Tumblr: News Instagram: News on Pinterest: /
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Where Are You REALLY From??? | Decoded | MTV News
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Where Are You REALLY From??? | Decoded | MTV News

Where Are You REALLY From??? | Decoded | MTV News
Franchesca Ramsey: to you with love by: by: are you from?” can be an innocent question to learn more about a person’s childhood. But when you start to ignore the individual and are just looking to label them, it can quickly become an offensive subject. On this week’s Decoded, Francesca goes out for coffee to discuss where she’s REALLY from. Starring: Paul: Matt Rogers @MattyDR Waiter: John Scott-Richardson Crew: Director: Karrie Crouse Writer: Reka Shankar Executive Producer: Andrew Kornhaber Executive Producer: Eric Brown Creative Producer: Alice Roth Head of Production: Lisa Romagnoli Producer: Frank Cosgriff DP: Steve Latta Gaffer: Austin Castelo Sound: Brett Van Deusen Makeup: Delina Medhin —————————————————— Wanna Learn More? Check out issue explainer on Racial Microagressions: to MTV News: from MTV News: Official MTV News Website: MTV News: MTV News: News Google+: News on Tumblr: News Instagram: News on Pinterest: /
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Why Do You Think Stereotypes Are True? | Decoded | MTV News
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Why Do You Think Stereotypes Are True? | Decoded | MTV News

Why Do You Think Stereotypes Are True? | Decoded | MTV News
Franchesca Ramsey: to you with love by: by: people realize that it is wrong to stereotype. But some of these generalizations are so ingrained in our minds through social conditioning that it can be difficult to avoid. You might even start to think they are true! Follow along with Francesca as she breaks down the causes and consequences of stereotyping in this week’s episode of Decoded. Sources: The Use of Media in Conditioning the Masses Is a Confirmation Bias? Threat: An Overview ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophecy’ of Stereotyping Asian American Students to MTV News: from MTV News: Official MTV News Website: MTV News: MTV News: News Google+: News on Tumblr: News Instagram: News on Pinterest: /
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6 Things I'm Thankful For in 2015 | Decoded | MTV News
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6 Things I'm Thankful For in 2015 | Decoded | MTV News

6 Things I'm Thankful For in 2015 | Decoded | MTV News
Franchesca Ramsey: to you with love by: by: Decoded, we’re always trying to explain aspects of inequality in America and across the world. Since society is prettyyyy unequal, we tend to not celebrate the positive steps-forward as often as we criticize the negative steps-back. But this Thanksgiving, let’s talk about some good things that happened this year. Here are 6 Things Franchesca is thankful for in 2015! What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments! For more on racial bias, check out: to MTV News: from MTV News: Official MTV News Website: MTV News: MTV News: News Google+: News on Tumblr: News Instagram: News on Pinterest: /
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8 Comebacks for Transphobic Relatives Over the Holidays | MTV News
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8 Comebacks for Transphobic Relatives Over the Holidays | MTV News

8 Comebacks for Transphobic Relatives Over the Holidays | MTV News
Decoded Now on #MTV! Franchesca Ramsey: to you with love by: by: Transgender Awareness Week and we have a very special guest! The incredible illustrator and trans activist, Kat Blaque! There are still lots of people who aren’t very progressive when it comes to talking about trans people and trans issues. And with the holidays coming up, you could end up having some slightly uncomfortable conversations at the dinner table. But don’t worry! We’re here to help. Here are 8 comebacks for transphobic relatives over the holidays. Let us know what you think in the comments! Kat Blaque's YouTube Channel: more on racial bias, check out: to MTV News: from MTV News: Official MTV News Website: MTV News: MTV News: News Google+: News on Tumblr: News Instagram: News on Pinterest: /
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Everything You Know About Thanksgiving is WRONG | Decoded | MTV News
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Everything You Know About Thanksgiving is WRONG | Decoded | MTV News

Everything You Know About Thanksgiving is WRONG | Decoded | MTV News
Decoded now on #MTV! Franchesca Ramsey: to you with love by: by: is a great holiday, but the whole story we're taught in school about Pilgrims and Native Americans is basically, just WRONG. Everything from the Native Americans and Pilgrims being best friends, to the outfits the Pilgrims actually wore, down to even the eating Turkey is based on loose half-truths and propaganda. So join Franchesca as she serves up some Thruthsgiving! Starring: Mom: Esther Friedman Aunt: Greer Morison Grandpa: Philip Smith Teen: Sholntay Taylor @SholantyTaylor Dad: Anthony Aroya Crew: Director: Karrie Crouse Producer: Andrew Kornhaber Written By: Jon Gutierrez DP: Eric Browse Gaffer: Steven Latta Art Director: Emmeline Wilkes Art Assistant: Heather Yancey Sound: Mike Snyder HMU: Fatima Butler PA: Emily Thielen Sources: Wampanog & Pilgrims Were Political Allies, Not Friends Pilgrims Didn’t Necessarily Invite the Indians Didn’t Learn English to Help the Pilgrims Wasn’t a Yearly Event Food was Much Different Pilgrims Didn’t Land on Plymouth Rock Fashion Was Much More Colorful Than We Are Taught History of Early Settlement: Reading about T
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7 Myths about Cultural Appropriation DEBUNKED! | Decoded | MTV News
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7 Myths about Cultural Appropriation DEBUNKED! | Decoded | MTV News

7 Myths about Cultural Appropriation DEBUNKED! | Decoded | MTV News
Where is the line between cultural exchange, appreciation, and appropriation? In this episode of Decoded, Francesca attempts to lay out what exactly cultural appropriation is, and dispel some of the myths surrounding this touchy subject. Understanding and participating in a culture that is different from your own can be a great experience. Just make sure you don’t cross the line into offensive territory by checking out this video first!
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White People Whitesplain Whitesplaining | Decoded | MTV News
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White People Whitesplain Whitesplaining | Decoded | MTV News

White People Whitesplain Whitesplaining | Decoded | MTV News
Ever try to politely tell someone that you don't need to them to explain YOUR experience for them? Ever wonder why someone needs interrupt you to explain how the world works for YOU? Then you may have been Whitesplained! Yup. It happens, even to Franchesca on this week's episode of Decoded.
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