SPLC files complaint against school district, cites Twitter rant of employee

Who knew Twitter would be the go-to social media app where folks can express their racist views unabashed. A Jefferson Parish, La., school psychologist Mark Traina, who went on a racist rant about so-called “young black thugs.” Traina made the tweets in January, but recently came to light when the Southern Poverty Law Center filed […]

You’re not a victim, George Zimmerman

The man who shot unarmed Trayvon Martin is speaking out on the “life altering event” that’s resulted in national outcry and demands for an arrest. George Zimmerman, on his website, is also soliciting funds for his legal defense. From the USA Today: On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which […]

“I am not Trayvon Martin”

Finally! At least one white person is well on their way of understanding whiteness and white privilege and how both operate to suppress and subjugated people of color. Of course, some folks are pushing back against the video’s message. The blog Sherry Talks Back is at least one I’ve found to present the most…interesting argument […]

White people: check your privilege when talking about the Trayvon Martin tragedy

On Monday morning, I did a status update on my personal Facebook profile that said: “White privilege: being able to shoot an unarmed teenager and not be arrested and/or charged with a crime.” Two friends of mine, both of which have proclaimed themselves to be liberal/progressive individuals who are tolerant/aware of racial disparities and other […]

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