Tag Archive: police brutality

The Police.

This morning I was doing some errands and I started thinking about the police and how even though I’m white (and that plays a big part in how I interact with the police),… Continue reading

#IsBritainRacist

Short answer: Yes. Britain invaded like 90 percent of the entire planet, yet #IsBritainRacist is still a question. My gawd. — Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) October 5, 2015

Intersectionality is more than a buzzword.

So probably around 10 months ago, I wrote about intersectionality and the importance of remembering the intersections of identities. I quoted Audre Lorde in that post who said something along the lines that… Continue reading

Slavery, Mass Incarceration, and the Prison Industrial Complex.

As much as many white people seem to believe, the US is not living in a post racial society and the mass incarceration of people of color is definitely one indicator of that… Continue reading

The necessity of #BlackLivesMatter and the distraction of #AllLivesMatter

One of the easiest ways to get me to roll my eyes in the most dramatic way possible is to sincerely say ‘all lives matter’ in response to hearing the phrase ‘black lives… Continue reading

#MikeBrown – one year later

It’s been one year since Micheal Brown Jr. was shot and murdered by Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. The last year has been emotional and full of protests calling for justice. Protests have… Continue reading

#WhatHappenedToSandyBland and #JusticeforSandy

Many have probably have heard about what happened to a black woman named Sandra Bland in Texas a few weeks ago. A brief recap though: on Friday, July 10th, Bland was pulled over… Continue reading

Understanding Race, Racism, and White Supremacy as a White Person.

This is yet another post to not only my fellow white people but to myself as well. As white people, we need to not only acknowledge the history and context of white supremacy… Continue reading

Pride Month.

I’ve only ever been to one Pride weekend a few years ago and I ended up volunteering the entire time (which is another story for another time). That weekend came at a time… Continue reading

#McKinney protests

By now, you might have heard the incredibly racist interaction between police officers and black teenagers at a pool party in McKinney, Texas a few days ago. One officer in particular pulled his… Continue reading