I'm writing about White Guilt today to address some ignorant comments and messages I've received lately. For those of you who don't know White Guilt is defined as the individual or collective guilt felt by some white people for harm resulting from racist treatment of ethnic minorities by whites both historically and currently. Some narcissists... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
According to Wikipedia, an Oreo is “a sandwich cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a cream filling in between.” 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.” White on the inside “meaning anything from speaking... Continue Reading →
--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... Continue Reading →
I'm working on some posts that focus on exposing intolerance! I've experienced far more than I should ever have to in this lifetime. What about you, what kind of intolerance have you experienced?
I spend 40 hours a week working as a Bra Specialist at a Canadian lingerie retailer. Although, it isn't what I intend to do for the rest of my life, it has taught me some incredible life lessons and skills. Amoung them are the controversies and issues with the word "nude." In the beginning, I... Continue Reading →