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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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