Tag Archives: white privilege

Nostrand Station

Tweet Brooklyn—Nostrand station, broad daylight. Above ground, overgrown beards or red lipstick holds shaggy hipsters together like central connective tissue. Pinterest-worthy succulents sit in renovated windows, watching abandoned couches decay in the empty lot below. Black and white elbows rub and clank through charming coffee shops or dingy corner stores. Trash bags line the street, [...]
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When standing up to sexual harassment makes you a b*tch

TweetI recently enjoyed my lunch break by picking up books at MLK Library, located in Gallery Place/Chinatown in Northwest DC.  A few steps after I left MLK to return to work, an older man walked briskly toward me on the sidewalk, pointing his finger as he approached. “You’re sexy,” he said, continuing to point at [...]
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White mother privilege

Tweet   A SYTYCB Entry Recently I was having one of those “NPR moments,” driving around listening to a story of yet another unarmed man gunned down by police. But this time I heard it in a new way, as a mother of a son. I’ve long recognized the racism in the criminal justice system, [...]
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If I was White, Female and Privileged for One Day

TweetFirst of all, before I write this essay, I would like to state that I love being a black woman.  I love the beautiful brownness of my skin, my hair which is a crown that has anointed me Queen of my universe, my full lips, slanted eyes, and the strength of my ancestors who have [...]
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