As Barack Obama’s presidency draws to an imminent close, many people are reflecting on what this presidency meant to them. Young Jeezy said his president is Black. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote that his president was Black. We may never again be able to say that we have a Black president. I was looking at photos of … Continue reading Why Barack and Michelle Obama are #relationshipgoals
Required reading. There are some gems here: “As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future. My husband and I stress the importance of their having to walk an even straighter line than their white counterparts. A lesson that is heartbreaking and … Continue reading 26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016
Another day. Another dollar. Another Black man shot. Another gay person shot. Another police officer shot. Nothing new under the sun. Life goes on right?
No. Life can’t just “go on.” We need to address this.
As Adventists, we are really good about talking about end time events and preaching present truth.
But I find that when it comes to present day events and present day realities, we are silent, we are complicit, we are ignorant, we are apathetic, we are ambivalent.
I want to read stories with my kids where characters who aren’t white get to fight crime, solve mysteries, travel, explore, dream, dance, and grow. I want those characters to shine because they are awesome, not because they are other. I want them to get the giggles so hard they pee a little, and I … Continue reading Holdin’ Out for a (Nonwhite) (Funny) (Fictional) Hero
Source: The Invisible Late-Night Knapsack. A blog post about late-night TV hosts, white privilege and the “invisible knapsack” that white privileges bestows upon its possessors. Continue reading The Invisible Late-Night Knapsack.
…because it’s obvious some people still don’t get it. Let me try and see if I can help. (P.S. I lied. This lesson will be anything but brief. I don’t know if any lesson on racism can be. But as a side note, here’s my full disclosure: I don’t think I’ve ever been able to write … Continue reading A Brief Lesson on Racism…
I was trying to comb out my hair in the change room after my swim today. The shrinkage (and the accompanying struggle) was real. Chlorine and my hair (and my eyes for that matter) are not friends. I was just trying to detangle it and then I would wash it when I got home. In … Continue reading A Touching Story About My Hair Being Touched