Tag Archives: White people

My Plea to My White Friends and Family in South Carolina

June 19, 2015

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If you are friends with me IRL or online, my political leanings are not in anyway hidden or tamped down. They rarely have been. I’ve been opinionated and passionate about politics for almost forty years (true story). There are many of you who do not agree with me politically about very much. Typically, we just […]

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“What Kind of Asian Are You?” and Other Really Offensive Questions That No One Asks White People.

August 6, 2014


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If Black People Said the Things White People Say – ICYMI, now you don’t have to…

June 24, 2014


From Buzzfeed. My favorite? “I don’t even think of you as white.”

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Tumblr Of The Day

June 12, 2014


Originally posted on The Dish:
Rap shirts for white people! More fun here.

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The Whiteness Of Writing Workshops

May 6, 2014


Originally posted on The Dish:
Two decades ago, when Junot Diaz arrived at Cornell to pursue his MFA in creative writing, he confronted “the standard problem of MFA programs”: “That shit was too white.” He notes that, in his experience, not much has changed: It’s been twenty years since my workshop days and yet from…

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What’s Cooler Than Cool? Not This Choir. #blesstheirhearts

April 22, 2014


I’m not sure why this was done and am even more unclear why someone would tape it. As we say in the South, bless their pea-picking hearts. They are called the Funky Fresh Sr. Choir and they are available for weddings.

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A Definitive Guide To White Privilege

April 29, 2013

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Everytime I ever taught about white privilege, the white students in the room were almost always unaware of it. And every person of color in the room, just nods. It is not their responsibility to enlighten white people or even have patience with us while we learn. That is part of the responsibility of being […]

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Racism and Trauma

April 17, 2013


Originally posted on White Mom Blog:
I saw Tim Wise speak at the University of Washington on April 9 and it was amazing. I’ve watched a ton of Tim Wise videos and read his book, “White Like Me,” but seeing him in person was a different experience. There is something to be said about a person who…

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Dear White People, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

February 19, 2013


Very good layout of white privilege.

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