If you’re like most of the smart, kind, politically invested white people I know, you’ve been watching recent events via the Internet and the news and thinking, “I am very informed on these circumstances right now, but I don’t know what I can DO.”

Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00pm | 101 comments

summer camp
I had never met children who came from wealth and privilege so immense, and suddenly I was in charge of making sure they brushed their teeth and got to bed on time.
She was precocious, sassy, funny. Now, seven years later, she was calling me from jail.

Jun 10, 2014 at 9:00am | 341 comments

how not to be a dick
Here's a tip. If the job "really isn't that much," then why don't you just do it yourself?
I can’t undo an experience that left an indelible mark on my racial psyche.

Feb 7, 2014 at 10:00am | 803 comments

the frisky
I’m sorry, but I can’t get on board with creating a supposed challenge like “affluenza” to excuse children from their wrong-doings.
I am calling for an end to the kind of belittling situationally-poor people are subject to, because the struggle -- even though it doesn’t begin at birth -- is very real and trivializing it only serves to pull down a sinking person further.
About that family that got kicked off a plane due to a toddler tantrum...
occupy wall street
I was expecting to feel energized, motivated, powerful. Instead I felt humbled by the realization that I wouldn't do what these people do.