Category Archives: The Other -isms

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

As a white parent of children of color, I am ashamed to admit that I have at times allowed the halo of white privilege that surrounds my children to paralyze me when it comes to their educations. If I can do it to my own children, imagine how uninformed, albeit well-meaning, teachers who presumably doContinue Reading

Daniele Watts Revisited

Daniele Watts Revisited

Darn it! I was going to write about something fun today, something people who have the luxury of not worrying about race issues are not tired of talking about — like puppies or hilarious things that kids drop in the toilet (people love that stuff). Instead, due to escalation of an already escalated situation, IContinue Reading

Daniele Watts: Hollywood Ho or Hollywood Hero?

Daniele Watts: Hollywood Ho or Hollywood Hero?

All hell is breaking loose over a Hollywood star who was having sex on the 405 while talking to her daddy on the phone and robbing a liquor store dressed as a racial slur against whites. They didn’t specify which one, but I’m guessing At least that’s what I heard, on TMZ no less, theContinue Reading

Since 9/11

Since 9/11

The events of 9/11/2001 haunt us. They were horrific. 2,977 people died. Never before had my generation in the United States seen such an atrocity. We were right to be confused and angry. We are right to mourn. Since 9/11/2001, in the United States alone, *  6,800 American families received notice that their loved one had died andContinue Reading

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