Today at lunch I overheard a comment the greeter made to a customer as she seated him. She said something to the effect of so you’ve been in Lake Jackson for fifty years and then said, “so you know everybody and their… Read More ›
When discussing problems related to racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, anti-intellectualism, or Donald Trump, for example, you may often renounce these forces as non-existent and/or things that do no real harm, will not actually matter. You might go further and say people make… Read More ›
Similar to Christmas and the Santa Myth, Thanksgiving–given the accompanying emphasis on family and capitalism–Privileges those who fit the “happy and successful and normal” paradigm. I was not planning to post anything today, but the “thinker” creature in my head had other… Read More ›
About one month ago I saw a bumper sticker that said “one voice, one vote.” This slogan and its many problems have been on my mind since then. This slogan, while deeply rooted historically, is perhaps now more than ever problematic… Read More ›
Since my blog a few days ago covering Amanda Marshall‘s music, I’ve been thinking about her music, the music industry, and people in a particularly different kind of way. In particular, her purely autobiographical song “Double Agent” has been on… Read More ›
Acknowledging White (and Male) Privilege means, very simply and briefly: Acknowledging that my accomplishments–or perhaps more accurately, my access and opportunities to have said accomplishments–are due in part (and probably a greater part than even I am able to or… Read More ›
Rigorous analysis of every rhetoric and racism is vital.