Why do you speak up?

This question was posed to me by an acquaintance via email two days ago, who was frustrated and offended curious that I feel the need to speak up against anyone who says anything I take offense to. This acquaintance, a married black man in his 30s, was a co-worker about give years ago and he […]

Reconsider Columbus Day

Wouldn’t it be great if American school children weren’t force-fed the racist, ethnocentric lie of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World? Wouldn’t it be great if students actually learned about the mass pillaging, rape, disease, torture and murder committed by Columbus in the name of the 15th century’s Manifest Destiny? Instead, each year on Columbus […]

On confronting privilege

No one said confronting the establishment would be easy, painless and free of hurdles and attempts at erasures. While I’m aware of this, I’m still dismayed, disappointed and angered by the wall of privilege, denial and diversionary tactics I encounter whenever I confront a system set up to benefit straight, cisgendered white men. I recently had a conversation […]

>Why is this nutjob still on the air?

>http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/flash/player.swf Just for those who don’t want to bother listening, here’s a transcript Media Matters provided: PAT ROBERTSON: And, you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and whatever. And they […]