The Indisputable Impact of #BlackLivesMatter

Asa Khalif Protest with Sign Against Glass

The #BlackLivesMatter movement has impacted our news, politics, and society; whether for good or bad is a matter of opinion.

The Talk We Need To Have: On Race And Parenthood


Pete Cataldo revisits the racism he encountered as a child and how it empowers him as the parent of a biracial child.

Race, Power Dynamics, and Data Science


Will Obama’s Interim Progress Report make a difference in the numbers of unarmed black men and women killed at the hands of police officers?

Quick Note: ‘Reverse Racism’ Doesn’t Exist


Reverse racism doesn’t exist. Here’s why.

Is Our Criminal Justice System Broken?


It’s time we asked, do we care more about how we treat our citizens in the social justice system, or the effectiveness of police?

Calls in Immigration Battles to Return to Days of Slavery


Vicious, hateful rhetoric out of the mouths of Republicans roars a backwards mindset, the dehumanization of immigrants as segments they wish to continue to isolate.

Darius Simpson – ‘Genocide’


In rapid staccato, Darius Simpson refuses to pledge allegiance to genocide.

Donald Trump Has Blood On His Hands (And So Do We)


Donald Trump’s response to the savage racist beating of a Boston man isn’t just un-PC; it’s borderline criminal.

What Happens When We Try to Speak for Others? Watch “Lost Voices”, Brilliant Spoken Word Video


“Movements are driven by passion. Not by asserting yourself dominant by a world that already puts you there.”

Parenting in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter


As parents of color, we fear for our children, but we also need to think about ourselves.

Please, Wear Your Cargo Pants (or Whatever the Heck You Want)

man in shorts

Why does anyone care what other people choose to wear?

A Few Thoughts on Racist Tweets

White Power

We will never get rid of Internet bigots. What can we learn from them?

A Tiered System of Justice, the Veil and ‘Double Consciousness’


Black people may see racism as central to their reality, while white people may consider racism a thing of the past.

Invasive Species


Biology would like to believe that it has long since transcended politics and history. But what is the notion of an “invasive species” if not a repulsive echo of the fetid 19th-century obsession with origins and racial purity? How can you look at a beautiful burdock bush (Arctium lappa) on the sunny slopes of Mount […]

Forgiveness Begins When You Stop Avoiding Anger


Hurt and grief block us from seeing a forgiveness meant to give the future a clean slate.