Or how I came to hate warnings. By Goyland Williams I was warned. They told me how unprepared the students were. How most of the students were non-traditional. Not prepared. Eighty percent on financial aid. Not prepared. A Hispanic-Serving Institution. They told me how the students would struggle in class because they lacked the resources… via […]Read more "Teaching while Black. — RaceBaitR"
I can admit I’m guilty of them all at some point, except manic cheeriness; that would never happen. My resting broad face will tell you just how I’m feeling. Can you admit to any? What can we do to repress the need to lie to ourselves?Read more "week 4|2017: how + why we lie to ourselves"
You are beautiful, but is that all to you? What does your heart look like? How do you treat people? What lies within your soul? You are beautiful, but aren’t we all? What is there to you besides your beauty? –Karen Owusu photo ©Aea BabaRead more "week 3|2017"
I met a young lady a few weeks ago who broke my heart. A little. Since my arms were full, she – let’s call her Angel – greeted me with a warm half hug and a loving cheek squish followed up with a shower of compliments to my freshly chopped low fade. Angel went on to […]Read more "YOU go get a perm, Dick."
By Said Shaiye Nearly every culture in the world today is centered around the premise that white is more valuable than black; that white skin carries with it an inherent infallibility and black skin is merely a foregone conclusion of criminality. Whiteness is universally understood to signify innocence, while blackness is intrinsically associated with guilt.… via […]Read more "How money & the White Gaze make you forget your Blackness, and how to resist. — RaceBaitR"