After my pictures started making the rounds on deviantArt, tumblr and 4chan, it became pretty clear that my cosplay brings all the racists to the yard, and they're like…white cosplay is better than yours.
There will never be an appropriate time to say that this nation only stands at attention when the majority of victims are white Americans, as was the case at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, so I might as well say it today.
We are a brown blur, a coded caricature painted in broad strokes where we are all “sassy” and “urban” and cannot simply clean the kitchen floor without finger-snappin’ and mouthpoppin’ at our appliances.
When my parents -- a Czech-American news producer and an African American news anchor -- decided to get married and have kids, I doubt they wondered, “Will our daughters be approached by strangers on the streets of New York City and asked to explain their racial background?”
Collectively, mainstream media reporting has at once discounted Jovan Belcher's actions on account of his mental state and blamed Perkins for staying out too late -- as though Perkins could have brought her murder on herself.
It’s a downside of private education that I’ve often heard discussed and worried over, mostly by Black parents who want the best education -- often perceived not to be a public one or in a predominately Black environment -- for their kids.