From Passion, Caffeinated: “Having a seat at the table is not the same as having a voice. After all, it was not long ago that it was customary for American children to be seen and not heard at the dinner table. Under the pretense that[...]
Category: Race Matters
It most certainly does. Here you’ll find notes on race and its intersections.
I attended a homecoming event sponsored by the Black Alumni Association of my undergrad institution last weekend. It was a great event, with a warm atmosphere, and it was really wonderful getting to meet Black alumni from as early as the 70s, reconnecting with former[...]
Keep Reading Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian
I’m cross posting this open letter from Public Health Students and Professionals at The University of Michigan. We All Have a Role to Play: An Open Letter from Public Health Students and Professionals “On August 9, 2014, African American teen Michael Brown was fatally shot[...]
I still often hear issues that impact people who are LGBT and issues that impact people who are black discussed as if there are no people who are black, and who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. This is simply just not the case, and it erases[...]
“It’s the perfect beverage for people who don’t directly contribute to oppression, but have strong opinions about how other cultures should handle it!” “Do you think it’s only fair that there be a White History Month? Then we’ve got the soda for you!” Love &[...]
"I'd like for young people not to think of the people who were in the civil rights movement and [other] movements as special or somehow have something they don't have. Because we all started out with great innocence.
We were ordinary teenagers, and we were interested in changing something. And [we believed] that we can and that we must."
From A Little More Sauce: “Now sometimes its dangerous for me because people in cars are just blatantly a**holes to me. If I am in the road—where I legally belong—people will yell at me to get on the sidewalk. If I am on the sidewalk—which[...]
Similar to the “We Are Not Trayvon Martin” Tumblr blog that was created last year, some people who are white are responding with “MichaelBrown’s crime“. Contributors to the site display a sheet listing crimes they have committed when they were 18, the age of Michael[...]