White women still don’t belong in natural hair spaces

It’s been nearly five years since I wrote White Women Don’t Belong In Natural Hair Spaces. This post, unsurprisingly, received a lot of comments, many from white women tearfully sharing their own battles with their hair and telling me I’m racist for not wanting them in black hair care spaces. Over the years, the comments […]

Your Heritage Is Drenched In Hate

These last three weeks have seen the return of the debate surrounding the Confederate flag. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the latest public discussions about the Stars and Bars stem from photos of terrorist white supremacist Dylann Roof surfacing of him holding the flag in one hand and a pistol in another (because, ‘Murica). The discovery of this and […]

‘Bama Greeks Can Be As Racist As They Wanna Be

Instead of living up to the historic precedent set during the Civil Rights Movement, the University of Alabama’s student government decided to turn their noses up at the blood, sweat and tears shed by those fighting to for racial equality. The institution’s Student Senate put forth a resolution that would support racial integration of the […]

Where’s the public policy push for black, Latina girls?

An article shared this afternoon on my Twitter feed caught my interest. Dani McClain asks why there’s such an intense focus on black and Latino boys and men when black and Latina women and girls suffer just as much from the economic, political and societal discrepancies embedded in a culture that touts whiteness as the norm. Some […]

What Phil Robertson Also Said

Another celebrity is now in hot water for making blatantly offensive and repugnant remarks about marginalized groups of people. This time, it’s Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who was quoted by GQ Magazine as saying some really, REALLY homophobic, transphobic and Bible-thumbing propaganda. Lost in Robertson’s remarks are his comments about black folks before the […]