Category Archive: Race/Racism

Selma (2014)

About a week and a half ago, I went to go see Selma and thought it was really well done. Michael Darer on HuffPo does a significantly better job reviewing the movie than… Continue reading

Dear White People: A Movie Review

A few days ago, I went to go see Justin Simien’s movie “Dear White People”, which highlights racism, privilege, microaggressions, and diversity within higher education. The movie follows around Sam White, a college… Continue reading

Protesting against Police Brutality

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of protests and community organizing against police brutality and racism (particularly anti blackness). There has been a lot of negative (pretty much all in the… Continue reading

Intersectionality

There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives -Audre Lorde Intersectionality, in my opinion, is fundamental to activism because like Audre Lorde says,… Continue reading

Talking to White People about Race

I wrote another piece earlier this year about white privilege that includes some of the articles in this post but also has several more as well. I am a white person currently living… Continue reading

#BlackoutBlackFriday

Yesterday was Black Friday, the day of the year when massive sales help put corporations’ bottom line into the black. This year, however, was a little different in many places. Protests took place… Continue reading

The Grand Jury Decision

Last Monday night, the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson of the death of Mike Brown was announced. Since then, protests not only in Ferguson but around the US and world… Continue reading

Halloween

October is my favorite month and favorite time of year. My birthday is in October, I love autumn colors and seeing the bright colors of summer turn into mellow hues of orange and… Continue reading

Accessibility to higher education

Going to college in my family was always a given – many of my family members on my mom’s side have at least a Bachelor’s degree and some have Master’s. From a young… Continue reading

Ferguson and Race in the US (Updated)

Similar to Palestine and Gaza, I’m literally going to have nothing new to the discussions and movement surrounding what has been happening in Ferguson. As a white person living in the Pacific Northwest,… Continue reading