Tag Archive: black lives matter

Faith.

I spent a good chunk of my college career working on different interfaith committees – primarily focusing on LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces and the sanctuary movement. As someone who had very little experience with… Continue reading

Quote from Roxane Gay.

When you hear, ‘black lives matter,’ don’t instinctively respond that all lives matter, as if one statement negates the other. Instead, try to understand why people of color might be compelled to remind… Continue reading

All Lives Matter and Black on Black Crime.

I’ve written about how saying “all lives matter” in response to #BlackLivesMatter is nothing more than a distraction before and that’s still true. Saying that ‘all lives matter’ doesn’t really seem to accomplish… Continue reading

Quote on Colorblindness.

Some white people seem to think that talking about race automatically accuses all white people of racism. But by claiming colorblindness, they are shifting the conversation away from the injustices that people of… Continue reading

Black Panther Party.

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a full length documentary about the Black Panthers – a party that seems to be eagerly demonized within white America. The documentary goes through the party’s… Continue reading

White Feminism™ needs to talk about race.

I’ve written about White Feminism™ before but as a reminder, it is the specific kind of feminism that solely focuses on the struggles and fights of white women and usually centers our narratives.… Continue reading

Beyoncé.

Beyoncé has been in the news a lot lately – from her role in the latest Coldplay music video to her release of the song and music video Formation to preforming with Coldplay… Continue reading

Why We Don’t Need a White History Month.

Each year when Black History Month happens, there always seem to white people who are outraged that there’s no designated White History Month. But the thing is that we (white people) don’t need… Continue reading

Rosa Parks.

There is so much more about our history, especially in regards to the Civil Rights Movement, that we don’t learn about. We as white people are so eager to whitewash history, to bend… Continue reading

What we don’t learn about Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day – a federal holiday that was signed into law in 1983 and officially observed for the first time in January 1986. Today also eventually became a… Continue reading