America is a broken and divided nation. Trump is a symptom of these conditions. Today I feel a great deal of fear and anger. I recognize that this is a result of the fear and anger of a great many Americans who feel dissatisfied because our economy and government have caused much anxiety over the … Continue reading Moving Forward.
Today, a violent man shot his girlfriend in an act of domestic violence, murdered two police officers, and took his own life. Today, and every day, racism and all forms of institutionalized oppression pervasively and negatively impact the lives of people across our nation, manifested in countless ways. Excessive use of police force and police … Continue reading Brooklyn, NY. 12.20.14
For the most part, I do not encounter active, conscious sexism on a regular basis. Most people will acquiesce that social equality is a pretty good idea. It's rare for me to encounter folks (especially in my age group) who voice or act on obvious and explicit sexist attitudes. But I still experience sexism all … Continue reading On Chivalry (or as I like to call it, Sexist Microaggressions)
By now, anyone who has read/seen/heard about the op-ed piece that high school senior Suzy Weiss wrote in the Wall Street Journal has probably decided that she is entitled and maybe the reason she didn't get into those Ivy League schools is that she's kind of a jerk. The op-ed, which is an open letter to … Continue reading What We Should Learn From Suzy Weiss and her Ridiculous Rant
Start by recognizing and understanding your privilege. This talk by Tim Wise is a great place to start.