Crosspost from Patreon: Examining Whiteness

Crossposted from my patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/examining-32183696 Examining Whiteness Our culture is saturated with whiteness; whiteness and its performative values are socialized within all of us from a young age. Those who are not white are socialized to react to whiteness in specific ways, and those who are white (or white-passing) are socialized to perform whiteness without… Continue reading Crosspost from Patreon: Examining Whiteness

Deconstructing the Biases Within

Crossposted to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/25299584 Deconstructing the biases within Everyone has a bias of which we may or may not be aware. This isn’t to say that everyone is bad — biases are due to socialization by a imperfect and often discriminatory society, where we internalize the racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist ideologies of society from… Continue reading Deconstructing the Biases Within

Compilation of Thoughts

About Taxes and Poor People and the Narratives surrounding both Written January 17, 2019: I know folks don’t like reading long things, but I really thought hard about the twitter feud going on about the post concerning taxes. Read what I wrote here if you want. Walk away if you want. This is the twitter… Continue reading Compilation of Thoughts

Re-imagining a Better Future

Re-imagining a Better Future In order to re-imagine a better future, we first have to dismantle myths that end discussions about solutions before we can even begin them. Dismantling myths okay so a lot of (rich, white) folks are freaking out about what a 70% tax rate on the wealthy would look like and they’re… Continue reading Re-imagining a Better Future

Review: Beyond Black and White by Manning Marable

Review: Beyond Black and White: From Civil Rights to Barack Obama This book is a comprehensive history and critical analysis of the events from the Civil Rights era of the 1960s all the way through the election of President Obama. Manning Marable backs up each essay with scores of intensive statistics and data to further… Continue reading Review: Beyond Black and White by Manning Marable

Examination on the Words Used within Our Human Rights Movements

Introduction I truly believe that words hold inherent power, and to be mindful of that power is essential to creating an inclusive, intersectional, sustainable, and love-focused movement toward equity and equality for all people. This essay is derived from some of my Facebook posts and Twitter semi-essays I’ve written in the past few weeks, and… Continue reading Examination on the Words Used within Our Human Rights Movements

In essence Thoughts on Life in This American Society

At Home Mournful harmonies and piano arpeggios grace my speakers on this grey-muted day, the clouds heavy with the threat of rain. I sit in the chair provided by my job for at-home work, and it’s stiff back and ergonomic shape adjusted for my unconventional sitting posture — curled up with feet on the seat… Continue reading In essence Thoughts on Life in This American Society

Reshaping the Story of Society

The Consequences of Ideas that Dehumanize and Erase Groups of People This article discusses the marketplace of ideas, and how we have allowed a very toxic idea to become normalized within our marketplace of ideas: Bubbles — Both sides http://www.armoxon.com/2017/09/bubbles-10-both-sides.html Read the article as it is wonderfully written. What I write in the following is… Continue reading Reshaping the Story of Society

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo I first heard about this book while it was being written. I follow Ijeoma Oluo’s Facebook Page and Twitter, and enjoy her witty analysis of current events, odd happenstance, and biting mic drops. Finding her voice was partly due to a friend I know who… Continue reading So You Want to Talk About Race

On How I curated my 2018 Reading List

I’ve been meaning to update my blog with my reading goals, but I took awhile to decide what to read this year. Part of this is because I had to establish where I stand in relation to my healing journey, my spiritual journey, and my social justice activism. I also needed to build up my… Continue reading On How I curated my 2018 Reading List