the elusivity of whites and privilege

A few weeks ago, a clueless white chick--sadly, a former middle and high school classmate of mine--felt the need to apologize to me for her being born white and my [...]

when sounding “white” upsets the whites

One day, several years ago, a Black female colleague at a previous job told me that our white colleagues described my emails as "scathing". Pause. Below, the definition of scathing: [...]

broken as fvck: plastic wings and turning tables

By now, we've all had time to ingest, digest and regurgitate the season one finale of Issa Rae's pièce de résistance, Insecure. This episode, entitled Broken as F**k, like countless [...]

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the conundrum of bridget jones’s baby

The concept of the movie Bridget Jones's Baby, released September 16 of this year, is problematic for several reasons. Walk with me. If Bridget Jones' was Briana Jenkins, a quirky [...]

ryan lochte is the poster child for white privilege and dudebro shenanigans

Troglodytic mentality. Those are just about the only two words I can think of that appropriately describe the oft pernicious behavior of dudebros, Ryan Lochte being the most recent offender. [...]

the birth of a rape conviction threatens film, the birth of a nation, and rightfully so

I was once captivated by the concept of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation. But in my heart of hearts, with the recent revelations leveled against him and the [...]

black swim: what simone manuel’s gold medal means for america

Today, I've come across commentary on the internet inquiring why the media has to bring race into Simone Manuel's momentous achievement. She is the first Black woman to win a [...]

i ain’t birthin’ no babies!

I was recently a featured guest on a mater mea podcast, where the topic of discussion was women who don't want children. For anyone who may not be aware, I'm [...]

a stadium somewhere requires the attention of dame helen mirren

I'm literally appalled by Helen Mirren's recent statements. So much so, that when I saw the topic trending on Facebook, I actually ran upstairs, partially infuriated, to grab my computer [...]

it’s 2016 and men are still in opposition to women’s emancipation

Things I'm over: interlopers parading as upstanding, respectable men attempting to extol Ayesha Curry-influenced "virtue" in women that they themselves do not possess and are nowhere near rising up to [...]