The Pacific Northwest is really white. How white? Well….. Having lived in this sea of whiteness the majority of my life, I’ve had to face many battles with white supremacy. Being called “nigger” by a white relative, people avoiding elevator rides or sitting next to me on the bus, hair touching, work place discrimination, and…… Continue reading Friendly Allies vs. Unchecked Foes
“It’s time for women. Equal means equal. The truth is the older women get, the less money they make. The highest percentage of children living in poverty are in female-headed households. It’s inexcusable that we go around the world and we talk about equal rights for women in other countries and we don’t…..It’s time for…… Continue reading So, About That Wage Gap…..
It’s always fascinating to see how quickly blame shifts. As soon as there is an opportunity to point and say “Well look at what they did,” the weak and irresponsible pounce. It’s like with my kids. My son will do something wrong to my daughter and get in trouble but as soon as he finds…… Continue reading Cop Killers vs. Killer Cops
Pardon my bluntness…. I am sick and tired of people policing the reactions of others in regard to the police brutality in Ferguson. Police brutality and racial inequality are issues that myself and many others have always been concerned with, have always spoke about. 75% of my writing is about inequality. This isn’t something new.…… Continue reading Why I Don’t Care About Ferguson
Because this is MY blog with MY name on it that I used MY money to pay for, please believe I will say whatever I want on it. There will be absolutely no sugar-coating in this post, so if you like your truth with a little sweetness, just stop reading now. In case you didn’t…… Continue reading Demanding Our Lives Be Valued
After reading the comments on a news story about people of color and their issues with the police, I was compelled to share a story and offer some insight about showing respect when dealing with cops. I typically don’t read the comments section on news sites to avoid being annoyed by trolls, but since I…… Continue reading Show Some Respect
Imagine a stranger walking up to you and commenting on the curviness of your hips. Or a coworker reaching out to touch your full lips. Or the lady behind you in the check out line asking how you got your butt to sit up like that. Or your white friend saying how “neat” your broad nose…… Continue reading I Am Not My Hair, But B****! Don’t Touch It.
Let’s talk about race baby. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Ok let me stop. So, you guys know I talk about racism (and other “isms”) a lot. I’m not sorry. Once I experience something more often and consistently than I experience…… Continue reading 3 Things NOT To Say When Discussing Any “Ism”