White Privilege

White Privilege

White Privilege Right. I’m probably going to get alot of hate for this one, but I can’t be the only person annoyed by this. Recently I’m seeing a pretty interesting trend involving alot of pretty little blond haired blue eyed white girls asking if someone has ever heard of ‘white privilege’. I’m not saying it doesn’t exist, white privilege does exist, and choosing not to talk about it constantly doesn’t mean that I am trying to sweep it under the rug — I just don’t see the point in talking about it as a white person. See, the problem I Read more »

Screaming Injustice

Screaming Injustice

I’ve spent all day trying to decide if and how I would address the injustice of the verdict. Caught somewhere between anger and disappointment… and a mish-mash of other thoughts and emotions that have left me less than a notch above numb. It’s not like I’m surprised. I knew that this would be yet another nugget of proof of how little the lives of people who like me mean to this country. I already know that the justice system is subject to the skewed perception of those appointed to serve it. I am well aware that people will serve their Read more »

Decorum Deficiency Disorder : Tired of the Black Perspective

Decorum Deficiency Disorder : Tired of the Black Perspective

Looking up from my laptop and tablet, I’m suddenly struck by harsh facts and realities that I often choose to ignore in favor of my sanity. My perspective is colored and tempered by classifications placed upon me at birth without my consent or active participation. I don’t have the benefit of being able to go skipping through the daisies oblivious to my Blackness or my femininity. It was explained to me very early on in life that because I was dark skinned, I needed to be smart because I’d never be pretty. Being raised with my lighter skinned brother and Read more »

The Letter Series: Dear White People…

The Letter Series: Dear White People…

I don’t feel sorry for you. I know that you are not responsible for what your ancestors did. I know that you are probably good people who just want to live life and enjoy your personal pursuits of happiness. You are on the other hand responsible for how you act and fail to act now. You are responsible for the injustices that are allowed to continue now. Your freedom to move on with your life unaffected and oblivious to your neighbor’s struggle comes at a very high price that you will never be required to pay… because it has already Read more »

Politics & You: Shots Fired At Affirmative Action

Politics & You: Shots Fired At Affirmative Action

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on Affirmative Action. While I understand that when most of think about Affirmative Action, we think about how it “forces” potential employers to have a certain amount of percentage of their employee population belong to racial and ethnic groups other then White, and to include a specific percentage of women. But what is it really? Of course there are many resources you can use for your own research on the matter, but as always, I prefer to start simple. And with respect to the simple route, by definition, Affirmative Action is: “(noun) an action or Read more »