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Celebrate Interracial Marriage on Loving Day!

What is Loving Day? Loving Day is the celebration of a victory for interracial couples that happens every year on June 12th.  You see, back in the day…not so long ago…interracial marriage was illegal.  That is, until the Lovings came along.  When they couldn’t legally marry in Virginia, they decided to travel to D.C., marry and then return home later to start their life together. Unfortunately, they were in for a lot of trouble.  They went through a lot more…

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The White Privilege Series: Workplace Discrimination

This post is part of a series about white privilege, in which I discuss my views on the topic and how it affects our greater community.  Click here to read the entire series. Not long ago, I wrote a post about…

The White Privilege Series: Links & Resources {Reblogged}

This post is part of a series about white privilege, in which I discuss my views on the topic and how it affects our greater community.  Click here to read the entire series. White Privilege Links & Resources This past week…

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White Privilege & Anti-Racism in the Funnies

Understanding White Privilege I’m always looking for new ways to help others understand white privilege and racism, and gain more knowledge myself.  Today I found a website that I think is pretty helpful.  It has comic strips with characters…

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Un-Fair Campaign: A useful (and accurate) definition of RACISM

As many of you may know, I blog often about racism, prejudice and white privilege.  Recently, there was some debate from the blogging community about what RACISM really is, so I wanted to clarify the definition just a little…

What really happened in Ferguson?

What really happened in Ferguson? You’ve probably been watching this whole story unfold in the news and have been shocked, disgusted and angry at the quality of journalism surrounding Ferguson. As someone who gets my news online, I’ve been…

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Behind the “America The Beautiful” Coca-Cola Ad

I’m not a big Coke drinker.  In fact, I try to avoid it when I can, which is not easy when you’re married to a Texan.  But regardless, I saw Coca-Cola’s “America The Beautiful” Ad last night and I…

Five Terms You Might Not Know Are Considered Racist

By Nadra Kareem Nittle “The American lexicon is filled with slang, but some colloquialisms are best avoided by anyone with a modicum of racial sensitivity. Not only are they frowned upon, they’re also considered racially offensive. Take, for example, the…