Responding to the Tragedy in SC

Today when I checked the news, I was deeply saddened to hear of the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. If you are unaware of what happened, here is the gist: last night at 9:00PM, a 21-year-old white man walked into a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and opened fire. He killed nine people, spared two others and then fled. He has since been arrested....more

What Rachel Dolezal Can Teach Us about Privilege

Acting Black vs. Acting WhiteOver the past few days, the media have released a flurry of reports that Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the NAACP, fudged her entire racial history.  While she presents as black and claims she is black, both of her biological parents are German and Czech—in other words, white.Read the whole story here....more

Homo Sacer: The State of Exception in Violation of Trayvon Martin's Civil Rights

In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict everyone is being reminded that America is a nation of laws, the jury has spoken and that we should respect the verdict. Is it lawful to take the life of another when they were not doing anything unlawful? In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict everyone is being reminded that America is a nation of laws, the jury has spoken and that we should respect the verdict. Is it lawful to take the life of another when they were not doing anything unlawful?...more