This week, #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen trended worldwide, and showed women of all colors, from all over, voicing their frustrations with the condescension, erasure and racism they’ve experienced at the hands of feminism.
Your experience starts a dialogue; sure. But not every conversation needs to be entertained without you doing some homework on your own first.

Jan 29, 2014 at 11:00am | 969 comments

I don’t know how to tell people that I’d rather be let down by white society than be let down by white individuals.
White people, could you please stop flipping out when the topic of white privilege comes up?
asian women
When I ask, "What’s up with your long history of dating so many Asian women?" these are the nine stupid answers I get.
mass shooting
A terrible, wrong thing happened in Denver this morning. And in response, people are perpetrating more violence and more harm with their rhetoric about crazed killers.
cultural appropriation
Why do white gay men want to spend so much time telling a black woman that her hurt, anger and disappointment is false, hate-mongering, and offensive?
Burnt. Black skin. Dirty. I’ve been called the worst names from fellow Singaporeans.

Apr 25, 2013 at 1:00pm | 742 comments

the south
If you don’t know how to use the word “y’all,” PUT IT DOWN.
anthony frederico
What if we all lost our jobs for innocent mistakes we made after a long and stressful day at work?
Making jokes at the expense of others is something I’m very ashamed of.
It's not merely that racism is still rampant in America -- it's that your reaction to it matters.
When you say that one racist, homophobic asshat speaks for all of rural America, you’re insulting rural America. Because he definitely doesn’t speak for us.
paula deen
Paula Deen finally broke down and said sorry. But why should she have to?

Jun 24, 2013 at 10:00am | 421 comments

how not to be a dick
“Why are you so bad at math? You’re Asian.”
It’s never about one word, it’s about the intonations that seem to arise when having any interracial exchange.
Unfortunately, according to their owner, that's NEVER going to happen. (The all caps are his.)
I am seriously regretting that I didn't at least tell these folks to lower their voices. Their sizeist, racist, classist, awful people voices.
You don’t have a problem, because it's not Real Racism -- it's caaaaasual. Not a big deal. Certainly not worth analyzing or pointing out, lest we make anyone uncomfortable.
Romanticizing the culture and traditions of the people your community subjected to genocide is deeply, deeply gross.
mike brown
I feel threatened as a black man that this kind of racism is alive and well in America today as 2014 comes creeping around the corner.

Aug 27, 2013 at 10:05am | 380 comments