Are you a white person with no idea what to do if you get called out for doing or saying something racist? Are you, in fact, as terrified as most of us at how to respond in such a situation? Is this you? Here I am, to the rescue. Here are 8 steps to take when faced with this situation. ...more
I have a new response for when people ask me how I know a person is a racist or an action was racism. I am going to ask them how they know pizza is pizza.
How Do I Know It Was Racism - How Do You Know It's Pizza?
I was riding in the car with my younger cousin, who was driving. We were on our way to Queens for a family get-together to celebrate my aunt’s birthday. Between the unbearable heat and my disabilities, I’ve been finding it difficult to leave the house lately. So I was glad to be getting out.I decided to take a selfie, but I didn’t feel like smiling.So I sat there, in silence, seriously debating taking the picture that I wanted to take....more
Taylor Swift, America’s sweetheart, is the fucking devil. She’s the reincarnation of antebellum white women from the South. Delicately sipping mint juleps, speaking in soft whispers and batting her evil blue eyes- the “epitome” of Miss American Pie has the masses fooled....more
My son asked if we could pick up a bagel on the way to school in the strip mall around the corner from my building. We’ve lived here for almost five years; this is a familiar routine. After making two rights, I enter the parking lot and habitually pull up right in front of the bagel store, while my son runs in for 90 seconds to get an everything bagel with cream cheese.
Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 7 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Gloria Anzaldúa. ...more