Tag Archives: racism

In which we ignore context to excuse our own racist attitudes

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After receiving a good deal of positive feedback on my recent post about race, particularly from folks who struggle with the topic and typically feel unheard, I received the following message to which I will respond below. Clearly you have never been victimized by black crime. You have never had your girlfriend  held up at […]

Rest well, Shaman King: On Robin Williams

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I don’t have much to offer about the passing and legacy of Robin Williams outside of what has already been written, Tweeted, shared via status updates, exchanged at kitchen tables, or conveyed in shocked text exchanges. Beginning with the syndicated episodes of Mork and Mindy that aired in the early 80s, Williams has always been […]

LePage told Republicans that President Obama “hates white people”

Really. I wonder how Adrienne Bennett‘s conscience is treating her these days. Photo Source: It’s from that time I imagine Bennett was like, you know what, screw it. Let’s just pretend that I am really a reputable newswoman who hasn’t sold out her integrity and that you are really a governor. Note: A friend in […]

When do I respond to racists and/or trolls?

A friend recently asked how I formulate responses when I am engaged by racists, as I was on my Tumblr blog a few weeks back. Further, she wanted to know how I choose when to cease engagement, and whether or not I get bummed out by these exchanges. With regard to the racist, I said […]

On online engagement: when I do / don’t

When I see a discussion centered upon potentially contentious issues emerge online, my first impulse is often to jump right in, but then I remember how many hours I have put into engaging in essentially fruitless exchanges in the past. It is easy to be pulled into almost any online conversation where the subject matter […]