Monthly Archives: January 2016

RANT: “Gandhi was just another Indian Man”

How will stereotyping and prejudice impede my success? My high school experience wasn’t all that bad. Sure, Avery made it difficult by instilling ideas that my actions didn’t belong to me, but so did other people. In tenth grade I met a girl, named Lauren, who seemed to be a decent person, until she told…

The White Man’s Burden

I’ll be ripping apart this poem called the White Man’s Burden. Its about colonialism and cultural imperialism,  and by far the most blatant example of the Enlightenment’s Eurocentric racism I’ve ever seen. This poster from 1890 paired the phrase with a soap advertisment which creates a narrative that defines The White Man’s Burden as a…

RANT: Popular Culture and Female Bodies-Part 2

Popular Culture and Female Bodies It’s remarkable how silly sexism can be in contemporary society. I remember the presidential campaign of 2008 when Hilary Clinton ran against Barrack Obama and a boy said, “She won’t win.” “Why not?” I asked him. He said, “No offense, but a woman shouldn’t be president;  they’re too sensitive and…

RANT: How Black People Act White – Part 1

According to Wikipedia, an Oreo is “a sandwich cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a cream filling in between.”[1] On the other hand, according to Urban Dictionary an Oreo refers to a person of colour who is “black on the outside and white on the inside.”[2] White on the inside “meaning anything from speaking…

Oreos & Other things that Piss Me off

Tonight’s article is about the popular derogatory term “Oreo.” The term is often used to describe a person of colour who possesses skills and talents that are thought to be beyond their skin colour. With that in mind, it refers to the idea that a person is dark on the outside and “white” on the…

A Letter to My Daughter

A Letter to my Daughter … I figured I’d write this letter for you having not yet met you, because I imagine that when I do I won’t remember all things I need to say. There are a few things I wish my father had told me before he died, and many things I know…

Rant: My BLACK Girlfriend

–for my ex boyfriend Every now and then I take a moment to forgive the people in my life who have used me as their token “black friend.” By that I mean the people I’ve known who  have used me as an excuse when defending their racism. Now, being a person of colour and dating…