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Why We Still Need Diverse Books: Lemony Snicket Author's Series of Unfortunate, Racist Jokes

This is why we can’t have diverse books. ...more
What an incredibly thoughtless remark. I guess this guy was going for edgy and failed miserably. ...more

What I Want My Children to Know About Being White in America

My husband and I recently took our kids to see Mount Rushmore. While browsing the gift shop, our five-year-old son picked up a bookmark with pictures of all 44 presidents on it. As we scanned the faces and found the four presidents from the monument, he asked who was president now. I pointed to President Obama.Then my boy—my sweet, innocent, blue-eyed boy—furrowed his brow and said, “Hmm. He doesn’t LOOK like a president.” ...more
tiffscribes Thank you. :)more

Don Lemon Joins Whoopi Goldberg in Using Victim-Blaming Tactics to Defend Bill Cosby Against Rape Accusations

Editor's note: NBC has cancelled its planned project with Bill Cosby after accusations that he has sexually assaulted over a dozen women. Yesterday, Netflix announced it is postponing the launch of his comedy special Bill Cosby 77, which was set to release on Nov. 28.—Julie ...more
I would venture to guess Whoopi is a proponent of the idea, "Stand by for your friends, wrong or ...more

Why You Don’t Have to Be a Good Feminist, Just Be a Feminist

“Emma Watson is a good feminist.”  “Katy Perry is a bad feminist.”  “Beyonce is a good feminist.”  “Beyonce is a bad feminist.”...more
I, too, like peter pan collars and definitely consider myself a femenist. LOL!  Love this.more

What Happened to Tanesha Anderson's Right to Life?

Late last night I came across an article with the headline "Cleveland woman with mental illness died after police used takedown measure, brother says." My heart sank as I clicked on it and read about the death of Tanesha Anderson, a 37-year-old African-American woman who reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia....more
This is horrifying.more

Oh My! The Day I Met George Takei

November 3, 2014 will go down in history for me. It was the day that I met George Takei—in person, shook his hand, and took a picture with him. I was on the phone with my grandmother while heading to the T station when I saw him. I immediately told my grandmother that I would have to call her back and ran after him as he went inside the building. My heart was beating 100 miles an hour and I was trying really hard not be a crazy fan girl....more
I love his facebook posts! Seeing him in the old Star Trek is still great to see. Love him!!more

The Natural Hair Movement Is Good for Our Daughters

I can still recall sitting between my mother’s legs as she struggled to comb my very tightly curled hair when I was 3 or 4 years old. Back then it was called nappy hair, and my mother was absolutely at odds with my naps. She herself had loose, curly hair and could manage her own quite easily with water and some type of conditioner. ...more
Such a great post! I believe in this wholeheartedly. I just had a baby girl 9 months ago and I ...more

How Women of Twitter Took Down Revolting Pick-Up Artist Julien Blanc

Twitter called out Julien Blanc for racism and sexism ... but how do we know there's not another "pick-up artist" waiting to take his place? ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch johnlee1111 SamanthaLily  Let me're married to a white man? ...more

Rehtaeh Parsons: In Canada, I Can't Even Say Her Name

In Canada, I can't tell you the story of Rehtaeh Parsons. I can't tell you about how, when Rehtaeh was 15, she went to a house party and had too much to drink and ended up, after a wretched series of events, vomiting out a window as a boy violated her from behind. I can't tell you about how someone else took a photo of this moment as the boy behind her smiled and gave a thumbs-up. ...more
Powerful piece– deeply moving. November 25th is the U.N's Day to End Violence Against Women... ...more

Obama Just Hit the FCC Hard on Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama made a strong statement in support of rules preserving open access to the Internet this week. It brought cheers from net neutrality advocates, jeers from the cable and telecom industry and their allies, and equivocation from the man he appointed to lead the Federal Communications Commission, the independent agency that makes the rules for the Internet. ...more
Everybody who has a computer or smartphone should support net neutrality. The carriers don't ...more