I absolutely love Gabourey Sidibe. I think she is an incredible actress. It always floors me that people have such an ISSUE with her, whether it’s that she is a dark skinned black woman or that she is a size we aren’t accustomed to seeing in Hollywood productions. I guess I really don’t get it. What does it take away from anyone to have someone who isn’t white, blond, and a size zero appearing in movies and television? Do you personally lose a birthday by seeing her in movies and TV? More
Today in “It’s all about meeeee and I don’t care how racially intolerant this makes me seem” teenager news, a mess of teenagers all have their tighty whiteys (and I mean WHITEYS) in a bunch because they didn’t get to wear their American flag T-shirts as some political statement when a Live Oak High School in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill told them to turn their T-shirts inside out during Cinco de Mayo. More
Dunn didn’t like the rap music the kids had blaring from the car, and it ended in a disagreement over what Dunn called “rap crap” with him firing 10 shots into the car (filled with kids) because he didn’t like the music. One of these bullets left then 17-year-old Jordan Davis dead. Jordan would have celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday. More
As offensive as this whole idea of serving your student body a menu of fried chicken, collared greens, corn bread and watermelon to celebrate ‘Black History Month’ is you have to laugh because what bonehead came up with this idea? Seriously, I would have loved to be a fly on the wall to hear how this planning went down at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord located in North Carolina, because I have a feeling at some point someone asked WHAT DO BLACK PEOPLE EAT? More
I’m 40-years-old. I’ve been a feminist for as long as I can remember, which is a pretty long time. The notion that women can’t speak out without being considered unmanageable, angry bitches is something I expect from the world-at-large. But other feminists? Women who call themselves feminists? No. More
I guess I might as well say it. I’m a white woman that does yoga. And if you read the recent xoJane piece about a white woman that encountered a heavyset black woman in her yoga class, you might think that all aspiring white yogis are the next Mother Teresa. Or something. More
Do you know how sometimes movies make you feel like you are in church? That some movies deserve to be respected and contemplated? That’s how it makes most people feel.
Unless you are Amanda Palmer. More
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Part of a teacher’s job is to encourage and motivate students, but one teacher in Ohio didn’t seem to get the memo. He’s been suspended without pay and may be dismissed for allegedly telling a black student, “We don’t need another black president.” More
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It takes a special type of person (and people) to care enough to work with teens and to take them to a seminar where they can learn from professionals and also take responsibility for them, it’s a lot of work being responsible for a kid much less one you aren’t even related to. More
How long do we have to justify racism? Why should the rest of use who have fully evolved seek to understand the fear and ignorance of those who haven’t? If Cohen truly isn’t racist – I don’t think he should bother himself with performing this “public service” anymore. More
When I go about my day raising my kids, if any of them even dared to say something this racist and wrong I would speak to them about why it’s racist and wrong, and depending on what was said, maybe even ground them. Kids can be funny and irreverent and say bizarre things, but when one of them suggests genocide this is where we don’t air it for cheap laughs, this is where we sit them down and teach them otherwise.
This story is so fascinating to me because as a white girl with a pretty boring name, I don’t take a lot of time out of my day to ponder what implications the names of black girls have on their day to day reality. I think I always assume that a name is a name, unless your parents name you something like “Adolph.” But this young teen in Kansas changed her name, which was an early Christmas gift from her mom, because she was receiving a whole lot of flack for being a bi-racial girl with the name Keisha. More
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, except for one major flaw; Indian Themed costumes. Well, not just Indian themed costumes, but any costumes that appropriate another culture negatively. Indian themed ones just hit home for me especially … More