Author Archives: whiteladyblogger

Weddings and Body Hair (it grows back)

It has happened. I’ve been asked to be in a friend’s wedding. I’ve read so many blog posts about this exact situation, and now here it is. I was excited for my friend and excited to be asked, but literally … Continue reading

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Confronting Casual Racism: Interview Fail

“We have a no-tolerance policy for addressing racial slurs and racial jokes. You notice a colleague consistently not addressing racial jokes made in his presence. How would you respond?” I was asked the above in a job interview yesterday. Regardless … Continue reading

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Resources for confronting casual racism

The other day I complained that Jay Smooth’s “How To Tell People They Sound Racist” video was the only online resource I knew of to help privileged folks learn to confront other privileged folks about their privilege. Since then, two … Continue reading

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God Would Want me to be an Atheist

Pretty sure I don’t believe in God. (Surprise!) That is probably not surprising to you (lesbian feminist anti-racist bloggers aren’t usually the religious type). But after years of trying to hang on to a steadily wilting pseudo-christianity-cum-agnosticism, it was a bit … Continue reading

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The Verdict: Numb But Not Hopeless

“How do we create change in a country where George Zimmerman can be acquitted? We can wear hoodies. We can protest. We can sign petitions. We can write our elected leaders. We can work to elect better lawmakers in 2014 … Continue reading

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Confronting Casual Racism: All Indians Are Creepy

Recenty I had an opportunity to respond to casual racism while I was at the lake with three of my friends. (Disclaimer: these posts will be about me and my responding-to-racism skills, not about shitting on the folks who make … Continue reading

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Body Hair Update

At this point, it’s been two years since I stopped altogether, and my thoughts and experiences have aged another year: – I own more skirts now than I have ever owned before, and wear them relatively often. I rarely notice … Continue reading

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