Diversity and Inclusion

It’s Time To Let Go Of White Guilt, and This Is The First Step

All throughout my adult life I’ve heard about “White Guilt”. It’s a phrase like tiny blades slung at others, sometimes used as a tired, half-hearted attempt at self-defense while in other situations, the phrase is sharpened to kill. As much as I understand why “White Guilt” is a phrase, I find myself unable to use …

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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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What’s a wash cloth?

In college I went to a friends house for an all nighter. Suddenly the sun was burning my eyes. I was gross, in surrounded by papers, in yesterdays clothes and reeked of the crushing weight of deadline stress. “Hey, can I use you shower?” I asked a friend. “ Sure,” He says yawning and hands …

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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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Everyday Representation

As a Black American one thing that constantly plagues my life is a lack of representation. When people think of representation we often think of visual representations first. Although as a country we have gotten better about showing more diversity in film, we are still struggling with everyday life.  Take a moment and notice how …

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