Tag: People of Color

  • Dispatch #6: The Threat of Women

    Dispatch #6: The Threat of Women

    There was this woman on the Metro. I noticed her head scarf first. It was colorful in that way of woven fabrics common in France, oranges and greens and yellows. She had it wrapped tightly about her head and tucked away somewhere in the back.[..]
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  • Exceptions for Racists

    Exceptions for Racists

    [caption id="attachment_4303" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo Credit Anshu Agarwal[/caption] Did you see the video or read the story of the woman in West Virginia who was eating at a Mexican restaurant and launching into a tirade at the Spanish-speaking employee? “English is our first language so[..]
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  • Turned Away

    Turned Away

    Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the toothache. Maybe it's the shameful performance at the VFW Convention by the boastful bawbag Celebrity Apprentice. Maybe it's because it's 7/24. That makes 52 years for those of you counting. Maybe it's because of those mamas crying in[..]
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  • The Art of Demeaning Women Candidates: Ocasia-Cortez

    The Art of Demeaning Women Candidates: Ocasia-Cortez

    It has barely been a week since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became a household name after defeating long-time incumbent Senator Joe Crowley, Democratic Caucus Chair, for New York's 14th Congressional District. Prior to that defeat, few people outside the Bronx had heard of this 28-year old intellect.[..]
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  • We Were Never Better Than This

    We Were Never Better Than This

      There I was at my desk working my way through some pretty awful crime scene photos. A girl I once knew splayed out on the floor in a pool of blood. They aren't  the first crime scene photos I've seen. I've witnessed a bloated[..]
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  • Trending: I am Blessed

    Trending: I am Blessed

    Seems like every store I go into these days has some trinket, t-shirt or token touting the line "I am blessed." If Capitalism and Calvinism mated they would produce the illegitimate child known as  Christian Consumerism. While on book tour last October, I was unnerved[..]
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