Tag Archives: race

How Should We Talk About Intolerance? 

How should we discuss injustice and intolerance so that our audience isn’t uncomfortable, guilt-stricken or attacked? Simple. Well maybe not.  Personally, I don’t think it’s possible to have honest, behaviour changing conversations without these feelings. I do think there are ways of calling out racist, xenophobic, intolerant behaviours in a way that is respectful, but…

Types of Privilege – Part 2

This is absolutely overdue, but better late than never. Today, I’m unpacking five other forms for privilege. Be sure to check out the first part of this blog post here where I deconstruct a few other forms of privilege. With research I’ve collected great samplings from articles that also deconstruct forms of privilege. Links can be…

Virtual Safe Spaces: Habbo Hotel

I’ve been playing Habbo Hotel since 2006. I’d sign on, visit a popular space and make new friends. When it comes to thinking about virtual safe spaces the phrase itself can seem contradictory. For example, I entirely avoid the YouTube comment section when Cheescaleigh uploads a video on MTV’s Decoded. Francesca even mentioned that she had…

What It Means to Have A Friend Who Doesn’t Support Your Right to Live

It’s a shame that I’m writing this, but I have to. It isn’t my intention to call anyone out… or maybe it is. Maybe it is my intention to call out this friend and all the other “friends” out there that justify their racism with “it’s my opinion” or “I have black friends.” Over the…

The Race Card and Other Adult Games

Every now and then I’ll get the inevitable question that I suspect every person of colour writing about being a person of colour gets: Why can’t you just forget about race? And while I find the question to be so incredibly ignorant and offensive I do my best to explain the reasons why I can’t…