Am I racist?

Diet Coke Racism

Lately I’ve been seeing many articles casting blame on white Americans. People will sometimes put racism on all white people in America. I’ve heard different variations of why this is, from “racism is only for those in power,” to “you are racists because of systemic racism”, to “being white means you are racist”. I’m not …

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Cultural Appropriation: Making Hard Conversations Easier

As an ally, it is important to call out people who are racist or participate in erasure. But let’s face it: Having conversations around cultural appropriation and racism are hard. Often, the majority of discussions are either extremely serious or a bit heavy handed. There is a lot of hurt, discomfort, blame and guilt involved. …

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Called out! NOw, What?

Oh no! You were called out on shitty behavior and now you not only feel ignorant, and silly, but possibly a lot of other feelings, including defensive. I’m not going to pull my punches in this post where I tell you what your next steps should be and how to not make things worse for the people …

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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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