Stories by Teresa Wiltz

Teresa Wiltz is an American journalist and senior editor for the Root, a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives subscribe to Teresa Wiltz's feed

Posted on: Sep 15, 2016, Source: Stateline

The idea behind the “drug-free school zones” was to deter dealers from peddling drugs to children at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014, Source: The Guardian

It's not just health issues you have to worry about.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: The Guardian

When you're dark skinned, even a fancy credit card can't protect you from salespeople who make assumptions. Just ask Oprah and Jay-Z.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Can we ever move beyond the notion that lighter skin is better?