The Whiter the School District, the Higher the Risk?

As originally appeared in the December 29th, 2016, print edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education.At-risk students....more

How to Respond If Someone Calls You a Racist

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

How Do I Know It's Racism - How Do You Know It's Pizza

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? ...more

The Right To Be Ugly: How Lookism Affects My Ability To Be Carefree

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 And Delicate White Women Syndrome

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

Comprehensive Guide Of Amerikkka, The Police And Law Enforcement

Black Folks’ Comprehensive Guide Of Amerikkka, The Police And Law EnforcementPosted on July 9, 2016 by Negra With TumbaoI am emotionally and physically spent....more

Patriotism is not Racism

Diana at Sew Very CraftyPatriotism is not Racism...more

Almost Got a Ticket, But Not Quite

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. ...more

G is for Gloria Anzaldúa

 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

I Have Racial Bias... And So Do You

I like to think of myself as a modern person, so why did I fail to recognize an interracial couple?...more
That is awfully strange that you would be in an interracial relationship and still have a hard ...more