Back to School, Back to Social Justice

So it's back to school week for DePaul university and this week, we're talking about the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM). It's also Labor Day so to keep things relevant: The hope is that you answered "absolutely not!" because it would be terrible to take advantage of another human being that way, right? So it's expected that … Continue reading Back to School, Back to Social Justice

What Should “Racism” Mean?

I hope that every white person reads this so they can understand that racism is not narrowly defined and that one can be guilty of it without being consciously aware of it. Please read and share!

The Weekly Sift

There’s a type of faux scandal that’s been happening … well, I haven’t exactly kept track, but it seems like there’s a new one every month or two. They all fit this pattern: President Obama does something that symbolically asserts his status as president, and the right-wing press gets outraged by how he’s “disrespecting” something-or-other related to the presidency.

So, for example, in January, 2010 this photo caused to ask whether Obama was “disrespecting the Oval Office” by putting his feet up on the antique desk.

Of course, it didn’t take long to uncover similar photos of previous presidents, none of which had raised any particular outrage at the time. But everybody forgot again, and so we had an almost identical flap last September. “This just makes me furious,” one woman tweeted. “He was raised so badly.”

Or remember last May when marines held…

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TFA Rising Leader’s Summit – Day 1

Washington D.C. Today was largely spent walking around getting accustomed to the city - which is architecturally beautiful and racially diverse - but also getting to know the other fellowship recipients. Straight off the plane, I met with three others who I navigated the metro with to the hotel. Once there, we met a few others and … Continue reading TFA Rising Leader’s Summit – Day 1