Category Archives: racism

when they go low, we go lower

my daughter told me i have a beautiful heart and that i needed to keep my peace, keep my calm, so the morning after the election i ended up at a yoga class. the instructor arrived and unlocked the door. … Continue reading

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a strange and bitter crop

how do you write about the strange fruit in america these past months? how do you write about it as a person with skin so light that i always pass in every situation? maybe you don’t write about it. but … Continue reading

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detroit is smarter than you

well, not too many of you picked up the gauntlet to write your own stories out. ¬†i feel a little like i did that day with the friend i wrote about. ¬†telling you my deep, dark secrets only to be … Continue reading

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when you’re privileged

  i am just another white woman walking in his shop. just another tourist on vacation with my blonde hair and my cute as a button daughter. i’m picking up sandals and trying to decide if i want to spend … Continue reading

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