Asian police and the complicity of Asian Americans in anti-blackness | nickle for my thoughts

Left: Daniel Holtzclaw, half Japanese American, convicted of raping and assaulting 13 black women on the job; Right: Peter Liang, Chinese-American, convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed, innocent black man As my black and brown friends on Facebook express grief and horror at the recorded murders of #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile, the majority of my Asian/Asian-American […]

All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me 

Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. Specifically, and ominously for my later life, I taught them to write a convincing personal essay—a task that generally requires identifying some insight, usually gained over some period of growth. And growth […]

VIDEO: The Whiteness Of The Media Is A Slow-Motion Train Wreck | Blog | Media Matters for America

MSNBC has canceled its weekend morning editorial program Melissa Harris-Perry. The cancellation deals a significant blow to diversity on cable news, as Harris-Perry consistently hosted the most diverse guests of any of the Sunday morning news shows. But the lack of diversity on Sunday morning shows is just part of a much broader media diversity problem. People of color are […]

10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Protects White People in Every Aspect Imaginable — Everyday Feminism

Source: iStock If you checked out Jose Antonio Vargas’s documentary about White people, aptly titled White People, you’ll know that many White people struggle discussing race (not that some of you needed a documentary to confirm this fact). Throw “White Privilege” into the discussion, and the awkwardness – and defensiveness – can multiply astronomically. What […]