The Language of Racism in Brazil

On any given day, there are about 100 topics about which to write on the subject of racism in the US. But what about racism around the world? How do racial hatred, prejudice, and injustice manifest themselves in other countries? In this article I will skim the surface of Brazilian racism, since that is where … Continue reading The Language of Racism in Brazil

Standing With Black Lives Matter Does Not Mean Standing Against Cops

In the current climate, where people liken Black Lives Matter to the KKK, the truth becomes difficult to parse. The glamor of hyperbole and exaggeration takes the place of nuanced discussion and complexity. One of the most prevalent indications of this flight from complexity is the idea that you must pick one ideological side and … Continue reading Standing With Black Lives Matter Does Not Mean Standing Against Cops

The Role of Love in Advancing Civil Rights

Image: Martin Luther King getting arrested in Montgomery in 1958 In his speech at the 11th Annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said the following: "I’m concerned about a better World. I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood and sisterhood; I’m concerned about truth. And when one is … Continue reading The Role of Love in Advancing Civil Rights

We Need To Move Beyond Partisanship

Do you identify as a liberal or a Democrat? Do you identify yourself as a conservative or a Republican? Do you identify as neither, and call yourself an Independent? Or perhaps you're a Libertarian. Or a fiscal conservative but a social liberal, or vice versa. What are you? Everyone identifies as something. If you don't, … Continue reading We Need To Move Beyond Partisanship

White Guilt Is Useless

If you identify as White, whatever your ethnicity, please don't feel guilty for your skin color. Lately it seems that the only conclusion I see people drawing from conversations about race and discrimination is that people with White skin should feel guilty for having White skin. I am here to tell you that this is … Continue reading White Guilt Is Useless

The Machinations of White Supremacy

These days, it doesn't take much to encounter evidence of the fact that we in the West are living in a White supremacist's world. Take this snippet of conversation from a right-wing extremist on 4chan. The screenshot below appeared on the Black Revolution's Twitter timeline: It says: "Don't get trapped in an echo chamber where … Continue reading The Machinations of White Supremacy

Jeffree Star Is The Donald Trump Of The Beauty World

It's been over a month since famous Youtube personality and known racist Jeffree Star released his "apology" video. His reputation remains draped in gold and diamonds, his fanbase massive and unbothered. He announces collaborations with other brands and new collections for his own brand left and right. This is not the first time that humanity … Continue reading Jeffree Star Is The Donald Trump Of The Beauty World

An Alphabetical Guide to What White People Mean When They Say …

    A - Articulate "Usually you don't find Black people as articulate and well-spoken as you are." Meaning - I'm impressed that you speak English the same way I do. Usually Black people speak with those funny ghetto accents. But you sound really educated and upper class.    B - Black-on-Black "What about Black-on-Black … Continue reading An Alphabetical Guide to What White People Mean When They Say …