Yes, Donald Trump is a Racist. We Already Knew This.

Donald Trump’s recent, very on-brand, racist tweets aimed at the four female representatives of color, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, caused a lot of outrage on all forms of media. My question is…are y’all really surprised? I mean come on a racist saying… racist things is confusing?  Don’t get me wrong; what […]

Should Americans Be Able To Vote During and After Incarceration?

The Democratic Presidential Town Halls were held on April 22, 2019, on CNN. Throughout the evening the town halls of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VE), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) were featured. Two instances stood out to me concerning voting rights of incarcerated people; […]

You’re Not Black, Stop Saying Nigga.

nig·ger ˈniɡər/ noun offensive  1. a contemptuous term for a black or dark-skinned person. con·temp·tu·ous kənˈtempCHo͞oəs/ adjective  showing contempt; scornful. Nigger > Nigga > Negra/Nigra > Negro > Black/African American Some need to know vocab: NB- non black/ not black (everyone except black people) POC- people of color (all minorities) NB POC- people of color who […]

Why the Double Standard?

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally posted on April 15, 2016] EXHIBIT A: This is Cory Monteith. He died on July 13, 2013, from a drug overdose.  (Disclaimer: I’m not in ANY way saying his death wasn’t saddening.)  Corey said that his problems with drugs and alcohol began when he was around 12 years old.  His parents […]

The Crisis of a Black Person in the Suburbs

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally published on March 3, 2016] *sigh*  I live and have been raised in a predominately white area/neighborhood and go to, and always have gone to a predominately white school (I know, I know, I’m shocked too).  Let me just say for a pro-black, Afro-wearing, socially aware person living here […]

Why Being ‘Colorblind’ Makes You Racist

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally updated on February 12, 2016] *SIGH* “I don’t care if you’re black, white, purple, or green, I see everyone the same!” “When I see you, I don’t see you as black!” “I don’t see color!” “If we stopped making everything about race then it’d go away!” Ah, colorblindness.  No, […]

Black Girl VS The Dating World

*updated on May 24, 2019* [Originally published on February 4, 2016] Let me just say that this is based on my personal experiences and the experiences of my friends.  You CANNOT make this amount of ignorance up.) “You’re so pretty for a black girl.” “I bet you’re good at twerking, huh? 😉 “ “Mmmm, I […]