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

Dumb as a Pence – VP spends $250,000 tax payers’ dollars to shade racial justice

It's more than just a ridiculously expensive political stunt. It's a deliberate attack on the fledgling modern civil rights movement. And it's a strategic defense move by the puppet of the White Supremacist Extraordinaire himself. On Sunday, October 8th, Vice President Mike Pence attended a football match between the Colts and the 49ers. Quarterback Colin … Continue reading Dumb as a Pence – VP spends $250,000 tax payers’ dollars to shade racial justice

White People Act Like Black People are Roaches – Here’s How

This morning, I woke up late. Dragged myself to the bathroom and started my usual routine. When I pulled the curtain I recoiled in horror as a ginormous cockroach stared listlessly back at me. In a hot second I was launching shoes into the tub, hoping one of them would crush it. We didn't have any … Continue reading White People Act Like Black People are Roaches – Here’s How

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

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

Jay Z’s Moonlight takes Win

Slumped between some friends in a college dorm in Montpellier, France, I stared at the laptop screen in thinly-veiled disgust. We had come over for a sleepover at their place, a Turkish couple with hearts of gold, and they had made a bong out of a bucket of water, and we were smoking and eating … Continue reading Jay Z’s Moonlight takes Win

“Racism doesn’t happen in Scotland” – they said.

The first time I can remember experiencing racism was in Switzerland. My family, as well as my friends and their families, were skiing, and decided to stop for lunch at one of the restaurants on the mountain. At the table next to us, several Englishmen were waiting for their food. When we received our order … Continue reading “Racism doesn’t happen in Scotland” – they said.

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

Are We Sick Of Slavery On Screen?

Underground, a fictional television series based on Harriet Tubman and the famous railroad resistance, was recently cancelled. Despite the star power of actress Jurnee Smollett and executive producer John Legend, both vocal activists against injustice in various ways, the show only enjoyed two seasons. Whether it was a question of lack of ratings or opposition … Continue reading Are We Sick Of Slavery On Screen?