As an Asian American, I Care About Ferguson and Race Relations

In the immediate aftermath of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, I wanted to listen, observe, and amplify the voices of African Americans. As an Asian American woman, I don’t know firsthand what it’s like to be followed around by security while shopping or to be stopped by police while jogging in an unfamiliar neighborhood. ...more
Thank you for speaking up on this topic, Grace. I saw that picture on Twitter when it first made ... more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
The Missing Niche Nobody called you a racist. I said that I can tell who you are by the words ... more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
The Missing Niche Nordette Adams And I have law enforcement family and friends as well. Some of ... more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
The Missing Niche Nordette Adams Ma'am, I don't know you, personally, but I can infer your what ... more

The Ferguson Shooting Has Me Scared for My Son

The Ferguson shooting and so many incidents like it scare me. ...more
Myth of Absolute Innocence vs. Fact of Being Unarmed  Laurend1985 I live in New Orleans, ... more

The Ferguson Shooting Has Me Scared for My Son

The Ferguson shooting and so many incidents like it scare me. ...more
Laurend1985 I concur with @janeanedavis response to you. Don't be ... more

The Exercise That Opened My Eyes to White Privilege

I used to be what I would consider "white privilege neutral." I believed it existed, but I unknowingly had the wrong definition in my head. I thought that white privilege was class exclusive, and that it was really only financially pertinent. ...more
You've penned a very thoughtful, honest, and provocative piece here. more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
The Missing Niche I get what you're saying. You're stuck on this one case and you probably have ... more

Photos from the National Moment of Silence

Since unarmed Black teenager Mike Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend, BlogHer’s Love & Sex editor Feminista Jones took to Twitter to plan a National Moment of Silence at 7p.m. EST/ 4p.m. PST today. ...more
If you don't mind, Grace, I'm adding this video from New Orleans's #NMOS14 ... more

Renisha McBride's Killer Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

[UPDATE 8/7/2014: Thomas Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder in the porch shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. --Grace] ...more
And I hope people of all ethnic groups paid attention because this man is definitely a danger to ... more