Tag Archive: whiteness

Pushing Back on Privilege – Race.

One of the ways to be and act as an ally is to not only acknowledge but push back against your own privileges and positions within society. And it’s important to recognize that everyone… Continue reading

White Student Unions – Unnecessary on College Campuses.

Recently, White Student Unions have been popping up at different universities – apparently more than 30 universities now have one, including Georgia State University, NYU, UCLA, and the University of Missouri. The one… Continue reading

Gentrification.

A few months ago, a friend of mine asked me about gentrification and how he could not participate in it as as a cis white middle class man (basically he’s definition of privilege). And… Continue reading

Halloween part 2

I’ve written about Halloween already this month (and once last year too) but I wanted to include some more links to and reminders about the holiday, about racist/problematic costumes, and cultural appropriation.  

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

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

#FeesMustFall protests in South Africa.

In South Africa, there have been demonstrations and protests by university students about the proposed increase of 10.5% to student fees, which would disproportionately impact poor (and usually black) students. The protests began… Continue reading

Halloween.

Halloween is my favorite holiday to be honest. I love dressing up, I love haunted houses and scary movies even though they both scare the shit out of me, I love Halloween games,… Continue reading

The White Savior Industrial Complex and Voluntourism.

I do want to clarify that I am a privileged white US citizen – for years, I donated to many organizations where I could perform in a white savior way (sponsoring orphans to… Continue reading

#NotMyStonewall

At first, I was so excited to hear that a movie was being made about the Stonewall riots that happened in June of 1969. I mean, here’s an event that had a huge… Continue reading