Stories by Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper is a contributing writer at Salon. Follow her on Twitter at@professorcrunk. subscribe to Brittney Cooper's feed

Posted on: Mar 21, 2014, Source: Salon

My best friend at 9 was white — but interracial friendships later became a struggle. Here's why everything changed.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: Salon

What (mostly) white men keep getting wrong about public scholarship.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2014, Source: Salon.com

There’s no saving black and brown men without the labor and love of black and brown women. Who’ll lift us?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: Salon

We all want recognition as human beings. The problem: Only one group can force its desires on the rest of us.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Everyone knows the best new artist would’ve been Kendrick Lamar – if the Grammy awards weren’t founded on lies.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: Salon

What costs white folks a slap on the wrist, or a mildly disapproving look, costs black people our dignity.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: Salon

How can we achieve an honest dialogue about race when most people don't have to confront the history of plantations?

Posted on: Dec 25, 2013, Source: Salon

Many people of faith have rushed to denounce "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson's homophobia — but his racism is a different story.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: Salon

'I've been taken aback by the sisters who seriously can't stand Beyoncé.'

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: Salon

We are not always equipped to deal with black women’s burned and bruised places. Bey invites us to show our scars.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013, Source: Salon

It was fitting where I learned of the former president's death -- and reminded me where I first heard his name.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013, Source: Salon

The party's Rosa Parks fiasco only hints at its problems with civil rights -- here's why it should be afraid.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: Salon

The first lady’s critics miss the fact that black women have never been the model for mainstream American womanhood

Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: Salon

Why are Americans more comfortable with black men playing sassy, matronly black female characters in drag than with black women playing black female roles?

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013, Source: Salon

It's don't wear blackface. The end. Now why is that so hard for some people to remember?

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: Salon

Laws fail to effectively stop violent men or protect us -- that's why we have to stand up for ourselves.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2013, Source: Salon

From Newt's epithets to the gutting of food stamps, Republicans try to unite white people to serve a hideous agenda.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: Salon

My best friend at 9 was white -- but interracial friendships later became a struggle. Here's why everything changed.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2013, Source: Salon

My rage at the verdict is made all the more sure by those who are “encouraging” Black people not to “riot," as though it's Black people who need to be reminded of the rules.