Tag Archives: Racism

My Plea to My White Friends and Family in South Carolina

June 19, 2015

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If you are friends with me IRL or online, my political leanings are not in anyway hidden or tamped down. They rarely have been. I’ve been opinionated and passionate about politics for almost forty years (true story). There are many of you who do not agree with me politically about very much. Typically, we just […]

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What Twitter Taught Me About The Charleston Shootings

June 18, 2015

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Originally posted on The Boeskool:
Last night, nine people died while worshiping in church. The church was Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest black congregations in the country. An unknown man, described as a white man in his early 20’s wearing a hoodie, went into their Wednesday night prayer service, prayed with them…

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Ferguson

August 18, 2014

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Originally posted on My Ready Room:
John Oliver’s take on the events in Ferguson: Welcome to “post-racial” America.

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“What Kind of Asian Are You?” and Other Really Offensive Questions That No One Asks White People.

August 6, 2014

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Tweet(s) of the Day: the #WarOnWhites Edition – Laugh or Cry, the Idiots Care Not

August 5, 2014

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Often, the genius of Twitter is that it can take something odious, aka the hashtag: War on Whites and invert, subvert and divert it in hilarious ways. Here are some good examples: First they came for the white people, and I did not speak out, for no one is coming for the white people, you […]

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23 Moments of Grace

July 17, 2014

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At 43, I found this essay so reassuring. So honest. Regardless of your opinion about Suey’s beliefs and/or tactics, there is no denying her. Bravo!

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Is Feminism Hurt More Or Helped By the Online Activism?

June 27, 2014

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Very grateful to be a part of this conversation. And for the record, I think feminism is more vibrant than ever…because the conversation is not confined to academia or traditional “feminist” spaces. Long live Twitter. “There is a rough and tumble and often sharp-edged side, too,” says the US-based feminist blogger and tweeter K C Gibbons. […]

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Tweet of the Day: The States Who Don’t Want You To Vote Edition

June 24, 2014

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One year after SCOTUS VRA decision, new voting restrictions in place in 22 states http://t.co/R6EoDlVFOh pic.twitter.com/FcdfNM4dhe — Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 24, 2014 Two-thirds of states previously under Sec 5 of VRA passed new voting restrictions since 2010 http://t.co/R6EoDlVFOh pic.twitter.com/jXswuwt15W — Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 24, 2014 Fifty Years After Freedom Summer, the Voting Rights […]

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If Black People Said the Things White People Say – ICYMI, now you don’t have to…

June 24, 2014

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From Buzzfeed. My favorite? “I don’t even think of you as white.”

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Obama in the Toilet at Conservative Conference

June 20, 2014

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Originally posted on TIME:
President Barack Obama made a cameo at a conservative conference in Washington on Friday—in the restroom. The Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference, which draws some of the biggest conservative icons and presidential hopefuls looking to make inroads with the grassroots, was heavy on criticism of Obama’s domestic and…

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