This is a must read thread. It’s unfortunately closed down now, but the comments alone gave me immense amounts of ideas to think about.
I recently recognized a layer of privilege I didn’t know I had. As some of you probably know, I also administer The Hathor Legacy, which looks at how film and TV portray women. It’s a feminist media site. I founded it in 2005, and I’ve been proud of it. But here’s where a subtle shift […]
Here in sunny California, there are families of Mexican descent who’ve been here longer than my white ancestors. There are also people who arrive here everyday from Mexico, often without much in the way of resources. I have a friend who’s Mexican-American by descent but her family’s been in the US for several generations. She […]
If you blog about white privilege, you’re probably sick to death of people playing the “white trash” card in your comments. Their argument usually goes something like this: “Being white didn’t give me all these privileges you’re talking about.” “I know plenty of [minority] people who are better off than I am.” And the advanced […]
Here’s a nice example of what this site’s about. Angry Black Woman was asked by a man – presumably white, since he didn’t say, and we all know what that means – why she feels the need to identify herself with race, in addition to “angry” and “woman”? He says, I mean, I myself am […]