Category Archives: Anti-Racism

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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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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To Do: Find and Practice Responses to Casual Racism

Much of the personal growth I’ve made over the last couple of years has been related to speaking more honestly and directly. Whether it’s in conflict resolution, support for friends who are hurting, working with kids, or just having a … Continue reading

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Being White

I posted this on a different blog, so this feels a bit like cheating. Oh well: As a white lady who has recently decided her life’s calling is racial justice work, I spend a lot of time thinking about how … Continue reading

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