Racism & Injustice: Checklist for Those Engaging With It + an Extra List for White Allies

Are you earnestly and authentically seeking to engage with dialogue around racism and systemic injustice? Sweet. You’re probably exhausted. Here are a few reminders: Sleep. Go to bed at 8pm if you need to. Rest. Eat. Get full meals. Make sure you have protein. Sugar and caffeine aren’t substitutes for real food. Get up from … More Racism & Injustice: Checklist for Those Engaging With It + an Extra List for White Allies

19 Tweets on Processing White Privilege

In case you haven’t noticed, our media and national narrative are full of (very emotion-driven and polarized) discussions of racism, ethnic disparities, marginalization, and white privilege. As a white woman raised in predominantly white spaces, I have had the luxury of not having to engage in these conversations if I don’t want to. But some … More 19 Tweets on Processing White Privilege

Let’s NOT Talk About Race: How Pop Culture is Minimizing Macklemore’s White Privilege II

Yesterday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released “White Privilege II”–a song about the reality of white privilege and racism in the U.S. It’s a song about how white pop culture loves to use the music, clothes, dances and culture of African Americans … but dismisses the #BlackLivesMatter movement and don’t seem to care about injustice against people … More Let’s NOT Talk About Race: How Pop Culture is Minimizing Macklemore’s White Privilege II

Macklemore’s White Privilege II: Will We Finally Listen?

Macklemore’s new song, White Privilege II. If you’ve heard it, you probably have a very strong opinion about it. That’s okay. You were meant to. This song is designed to make people talk about racism in America. It’s not perfect. But it’s meant to get people talking. In short, the Seattle rapper’s argument is: We take all we want … More Macklemore’s White Privilege II: Will We Finally Listen?

How TV’s “The Flash” is Subverting Stereotypes (Also: Star Wars!)

If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there’s a good chance that at some point, you’ve thought, “Huh, I wonder what the guy who plays Luke Skywalker has been up to.” Right now, Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill is taking a villainous turn as The Trickster, a super-criminal on CW’s The Flash…which just so happens to be … More How TV’s “The Flash” is Subverting Stereotypes (Also: Star Wars!)

Blind Spots

Blindness. It’s a feeling I’ve been struggling with a lot lately. I am white. I grew up in (mostly white) suburbia. I went to a (mostly white) Christian college. And — though I absolutely interact with people of color in my day-to-day life — the majority of people in my social circles have always been white. … More Blind Spots