“Why are you so angry?”

It’s a question many social justice activists get from those who are more than contempt with the way things are. When we are asked this question, it’s never out of genuine interest about the things we are passionate with; the inflection in the inquisitor’s voice is one of befuddlement, agitation, annoyance that you are committed […]

Why “Shit White Girls Say To Black Girls” strikes a nerve

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnwqECbNm4Y Franchesca Ramsey released part two of “Sh*t White Girls Say To Black Girls” recently and I can say it’s just as funny as part one. I loved the part about she, imitating a white girl, said she dated a black guy in college and went on about how large he was. It reminded me […]

Personhood USA dubs its campaign the “new Civil Rights Movement”

What is about the Civil Rights Movement and black Americans’ struggle for equality and first class citizenship that makes privileged bodies believe they can inaccurately appropriate to publicize their cause? Personhood USA, the organization behind the failed attempt in Mississippi to declare a zygote a human, is obviously not deterred by the resounding rejection of […]

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 […]