African American Culture

Why do White Americans Expect Black Kindness Around Racism, And Why Are Black Americans Fighting That Idea?

I have a gentle soul and somehow I’ve ended up with a livelihood centered around that gentleness and educating. I see so many people expecting and feeling entitiled to that kindness. As though compassion ends when a person isn’t nice to you. That every Black person you know should be able to give you that. …

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Mane ‘n Tail: a symptom of a problem

Living with roommates from different cultures is sometimes great, sometimes challenging and sometimes, you accidentally use horse shampoo… “That’s horse shampoo” she laughed as I told her I’d borrowed some shampoo that was in the shower. She… had horses. I was shocked and laughed it off. Life happens. An unusual happenstance that makes a good …

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Black vs African-American

A complicated topic few in America causally talk about is what to call the Americans that descended from Slaves. Over the years what is considered disrespectful has changed and currently the American Culture seems to be split between if using the term African American or Black is better. With this complicated topic I think it’s …

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Be a Guest not a Tourist

As I prepare to do my first international travel I have to admit, I’m a little nervous. My deepest fear is living up to the stereotype of Americans when they travel. Stories show up often about the Rude American who expected everyone to speak English, is rude, and trashed the place only to leave.I think …

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