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White Indifference: Colorblind Racism and the Denial of Implicit Bias

White Indifference: Colorblind Racism and the Denial of Implicit Bias

Black students make up less than 10 percent* of my college’s undergraduate population. In the fall I had trouble meeting other black students, and by the end of winter quarter I… Read more »

Why I Was Mortified By Sean Penn’s “Joke”

Why I Was Mortified By Sean Penn’s “Joke”

The Academy Awards were going great. My friends, dormmates and I got together and watched the whole show with boxes of pizza and winner predictions. Neil Patrick Harris pulled some… Read more »

7 Ridiculous But Essential Korean Drama Stereotypes

7 Ridiculous But Essential Korean Drama Stereotypes

1. The Wrist Grab Because wrists are hot. 2. The Forehead Kiss What’s a better way to say “I love you” than an intense, passion-filled kiss on the forehead? 3…. Read more »

10 Lies Society Told Me about Black Women

10 Lies Society Told Me about Black Women

*Feat. Image by Selenada via deviantart.com 10 Lies Society Told Me about Black Women A short list of lies people outside of and within my race have told me about… Read more »

Race and Music

Race and Music

Being a southern, African-American saxophonist with a big, ‘nappy’ afro has placed me in a box that I am constantly trying to claw myself out of. I am unable to… Read more »

Defining My Generation

Defining My Generation

As a teenager, it is not necessary to know who you are. That doesn’t stop adolescents from searching for something (someone) they may not find until years, even decades, later…. Read more »

Lamenting over the Casket of the Real Black Woman

Lamenting over the Casket of the Real Black Woman

I’m here today to pay my respects to the black woman, because she was murdered. I’m not positive who the real culprit is, though I might have an idea: The Mammy… Read more »

The Curse of the Black Friend

The Curse of the Black Friend

Being someone who has spent (and still spends) much of her teen-aged life hanging out with people of other races, I have often been subject to the ever ominous title… Read more »

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