Tag Archive: dear white people

The Pacific Northwest.

Living in the Pacific Northwest as a white person has been interesting to say the least. We have so many quirks here (like wearing socks and sandals) but one of my least favorite… Continue reading

This weekend revisited.

I wrote on Monday that I haven’t been able to stop reading what’s been going and honestly, that hasn’t changed. There’s still so much that’s going on and so much that’s come out… Continue reading

Understanding this weekend.

Over the weekend, I was glued to the screen to my phone, watching the events violently unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia and trying to understand both what’s happening in real time and the context… Continue reading

Get Out.

Despite being an avid lover of ghost stories and haunted houses, I’m not much of a horror movie fan. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to this film genre –… Continue reading

Voting, the Electoral College, and Next Steps.

I’ve been wondering over the past few days if I could have done more in the last few months regarding the election. I’ve felt guilt and some sort of responsibility for not being… Continue reading

Diversity and Representation.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about tokenism, diversity for the sake of appearance, and the making of one experience into a universal story. Watching shows that have more than the Hollywood typical… Continue reading

My own limitations and faults as a white person.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about my own whiteness, complicity in oppressive systems, and desire to be seen as the perfect ally. I’m obsessed with being seen as a good white person and I… 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

To My Fellow White People.

I really want to address whiteness as a (socially constructed) racial group and as a privileged position within the world because it’s something that we as white people need to be addressing in… Continue reading

#Pride should be proclaiming that #BlackLivesMatter.

Black Lives Matter @Chicago Pride pic.twitter.com/kbJm4wz89o — joey mogul (@JoeyMogul) June 28, 2015 #blackoutpride #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/B6rwbEB3ps — Sarah Cantaloupe (@SarahCantaloupe) June 28, 2015 #BlackOutPride happening now pic.twitter.com/pB3ChTGpvX — Amaris Moore (@Amaris_Moore) June 28,… Continue reading