Tag Archives: racism

RANT: On WHITE Guilt

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…

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…

Rant: “Nude” vs. “Beige”

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…

RANT: Muslims

On New Years Eve I, unfortunately, rang in the New Year listening to an idiot rant about what he thought was, Muslims and their objectives. Naturally, he began his monologue of intolerance with “they should go back to their country” and “if they can’t abide by our customs they should leave.” It wasn’t long before…