Miami Madness

Dominating the sports news cycle is the Miami Dolphins and the drama between Jonathon Martin and Richie Incognito. Martin, having enough of being harassed, left the team and checked himself into a hospital to address emotional distress. It later came to light that Incognito had sent harassing texts and voicemails which included homophobic and racist… Continue reading Miami Madness

Occupying Tea Parties: how whiteness divides, conquers, and wins.

Whether you are politically inclined to the left or the right, consider yourself a conservative, a liberal or something else altogether most people agree that we are in a bad way. This belief has manifested in two of the most important movements of our time: the Tea Party and Occupy. Surely, these two movements have… Continue reading Occupying Tea Parties: how whiteness divides, conquers, and wins.

Unity Over Division: becoming post-white

For the last month or so there has been a great deal of energy directed at race. It is certainly a step in the right direction that these conversations are even happening, but one would be hard pressed to say these conversations have been productive. It seems, at least to me, these conversations are nothing… Continue reading Unity Over Division: becoming post-white

George Zimmerman and Me: Understanding Whiteness and White Supremacy

“So long as you think of yourself as white, there is no hope for you”- James Baldwin I went to Northeast Regional for most of my K-8 education, but not all. For third grade and about half of fourth grade I went to Pillsbury Public School. Pillsbury was a completely different world than Northeast Regional,… Continue reading George Zimmerman and Me: Understanding Whiteness and White Supremacy

On Tipping Points and Justice

This winter was, by far, the worst winter I can remember. It started early, it snowed a lot, and it lasted into May. This winter pushed me close to my tipping point. When I got in my car yesterday afternoon, rolled down the windows and opened up the sun roof in my car, the temperature… Continue reading On Tipping Points and Justice