Tag Archives: white privilege

Spoken word video: what would you do if you were center of the world?

TweetKelly Zen-Yie Tsai has a new project out and, as usual, it’s great! #SelfCentered is an interactive spoken word video (after the jump) designed to rock your world. Or rather, make the world center on you. Tweet
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Solidarity isn’t for women in the middle

Tweet  Photo: Me and my mom, in Brazil. To read my the post leading up to this one, check out “Why Can’t I Be Both: Questions on Binaries, Privilege and Activism.” My first reaction to #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen was: YES. Now we’re talking. My second reaction was: Wait, where do I join in on this conversation? After a few [...]
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Do as I say, not as I do: On language for SOME of us

TweetFrom Paula Dean to athletes Riley Cooper and Roy Hibbert, 2013 has been the year of the celebs getting caught using discriminatory language. While all of the aforementioned have received their respective slaps on the wrist by way of fines, firings, and contract cuts, they did not go down without some finger wagging of their [...]
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I am not Trayvon Martin

TweetIn the immediate aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s murder, the “I am Trayvon Martin” memes proliferated–and have popped up again after the verdict. As a rhetorical move, it can be a powerful one. The image of the Miami Heat posing in their hoodies or the President saying, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” is a [...]
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Behold the spectacle that is poverty! NYC bus tour offers the “ghetto” as an attraction

TweetThe Black Youth Project reported that a bus tour in New York City called Real Bronx Tours was apparently offering its patrons the opportunity to see what what a “real ghetto” looks like. They ride through the Bronx, a New York borough that is heavily populated with poor people of color, making fun of residents and [...]
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