Racist is as Racist does

You would think when the concept of being a racist became so abhorrent that people would try real damn hard not to be racist, lest they be tagged as a racist. Nope.  Turns out racist people are still the same ol’ racist asshats, but when called on it they simply deny they are racist. They know racist is a bad word. They want the privilege of their racism without the determent of being labeled a negative term. Racists like wallowing in their privilege and sulk if it is impinged upon. Who knew?...more

Valuing Black Children

I have some very good friends who live in Dallas, TX. They have three kids, and their oldest son is now a teenager. That friend and her husband are multi-racial. Their multi-racial son looks “Black”. They won’t let him wear a hoodie out of the house because they are afraid some racist jackass will decide he is a “threat” and and murder him. They have also taught their son what they only-half-jokingly call “how not to scare white people etiquette”. He, of course, calls shenanigans and wants to know why he should have to bow down to bullshit racist paradigms....more

An Unapologetic, Unconventional Look at Race

An Excert from the recently released book: "You Blanking N-Word Cracker!"Chapter SixBlacks, Be Honest With Your White Friends ...more
This was a very helpful, empathetic column. Thank you for writing it.more

Racism, Denial and Trayvon

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Racist incident at Club Aria

I was the only woman of colour in that whole place when this incident took place. Trust me when I say this, this was absolutely disgusting; so this is what I ended up writing to the owner of the establishment, Lang Freeman.Last night, [May 10th] was the second time I visited Club Aria and before that I used to be more or less regular person at Splice but this is one of the most ridiculous things that happened to me tonight....more

Sh*t Canadians Say to Aboriginal Women

[Editor's Note: The stories of Native American (or Aboriginal Canadian) women never seem to get enough coverage by the mainstream media. This video is worth a watch. --Grace] ...more
Ugh.  Just ugh.  I didn't realize this was such a problem.more

"All of the Above": My Guest Blog at (1)neDrop Project

Today was the day that Professor Yaba Blay gave me the opportunity to guest blog at the (1)neDrop Blog.  I am a whole person, not just that half that makes you comfortable....more

Multiracial, Living with a new step family border-line racist.

 Sorry, this is going to be a pretty long article.      I've wanted to write about this situation I've gotten put into for a while now, so I'm finally giving it a go. So for those of you that don't know my history, I'll explain briefly. I am a Hapa of half Asian descent, half Caucasian/Hispanic. My dad's side of the family is mixed between various Asian descents, and my dad is who I currently live with at the moment. My parents had gotten a divorce several years back when I was still in High School. My mom moved out and I remained home with my father. ...more
@Leona Shemza Excuse me? "...be glad you're not plain white toast?" Racism is ugly. Wasn't ...more

The Help: A Movie Review

  “The Help” is a movie based on one of the most widely read and discussed books.  Emma Stone is Skeeter, Viola Davis is Aibileen and Octavia Spence is Minny.  The characters are real. You leave the theater feeling as if you have actually encountered them, and you take a little of each away with you.  This speaks to the brilliance of the author and the actors translating those characters across the printed word and screen. ...more

"Warsaw Hearts New York" But Does America Heart Warsaw?

I really have never read an article before and decided to write about it until today.  Actually, the article itself I had no issues with.  It was short, informative, and accurate.  Decent reporting.  I am referring to the article by Fox News (shared by a friend) called Warsaw Hearts New York; Poles Hope for Visa Waiver to Shop Fifth Avenue.   What was called to my attention and which frankly disturbed me was the comments...more

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