Book Review, Fiction, Racism, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight”, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

About the Authors: Kimberly Jones Kimberly Jones is a former bookseller, and now she Hosts the Atlanta Chapter of the popular Well Read Black Girl book club, as well as the infamous, viral sensation the YA Truth or Dare author panel at the Decatur Book Festival. She has worked in film and television with trailblazing… Read More Book Review: “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight”, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Racism

In Honor of Honor: Six Things We Can Do In the Wake of the August 2017 Charlottesville Events

The dark, August days in 2017 after the events in Charlottesville saw a surge of internauts searching my posts for ideas on how to build vibrant, healthy communities.  In the ensuing exchanges of emails with some of my readers, I came to realise that, although I do not believe in racism, very few posts address… Read More In Honor of Honor: Six Things We Can Do In the Wake of the August 2017 Charlottesville Events

Community Building, Racism

Cultural Appropriation: Contextualizing our Work to Eliminate All Prejudices

This post on cultural appropriation inspired some very interesting conversations.  Most interesting was the fact that most reactions came from well-meaning individuals who work hard on eliminating prejudices from their day-to-day lives.  It’s difficult for people like us to realise that, despite all the time, energy, and love we put into this cause, we might… Read More Cultural Appropriation: Contextualizing our Work to Eliminate All Prejudices

Community Building, Personal Development, Racism

Cultural Appropriation: Contextualizing our Work to Eliminate All Prejudices

Last week’s post on cultural appropriation inspired some very interesting conversations. Most interesting was the fact that most reactions came from well-meaning individuals who work hard on eliminating prejudices from their day-to-day lives. It’s difficult for people like us to realise that, despite all the time, energy, and love we put into this cause, we… Read More Cultural Appropriation: Contextualizing our Work to Eliminate All Prejudices

Empowerement, Racism

Are We Unintentionally Appropriating Black Culture? A Difficult but Important Question to Reflect on

It’s funny how we can fool ourselves into believing we are doing everything we can only to have our eyes opened—sometimes painfully—by something seemingly minor. I have always prided myself on not being racist. While just like everyone else, I make flash judgments based on experience, I am also very aware of this pattern of… Read More Are We Unintentionally Appropriating Black Culture? A Difficult but Important Question to Reflect on

Community, Racism, Royal Wedding

Reflection on the Definition of Modernity

Oftentimes since I first started blogging here I spoke of the concept of “The Other”. A couple of times, I attempted to broach the subject of racism, and how, although we say it’s gone, it’s actually still quite present. I also wrote many times about how puzzling I find it that we tend to venerate… Read More Reflection on the Definition of Modernity