Head of Spokane, Washington’s NAACP chapter, Rachel Dolezal, is under fire today after her parents produced her birth certificate, showing her to be born white, both of her parents being Caucasian.
Rachel’s mother claims Rachel started identifying as African-American around 2007 to fit in with her adopted siblings (who are all African-American). It should be noted there seems to be a family rift causing the 2 to not have spoken in years. Rachel’s mother also released some old family photos … Keep Reading!!!
In this experiment, a black man who said he moved to Lithuania just two weeks ago asks for help translating a racist message he received on Facebook.
This article was written by Mark Hagland, co-founder of Transracial Adoption Group, regarding the apology from the parents of the University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon members who were recorded chanting racial slurs.
I was added by a friend to the Transracial Adoption Group several months ago. Mark is an adult adoptee from Korea who always seems genuinely passionate about combating racism and educating and raising awareness regarding white privilege.
Post shared with permission via mommymeansit.com.
Here’s … Keep Reading!!!
“Racism insurance: for those times you just kinda weren’t thinking. (For everything but the N-word.)”
On May 3, 1946, Albert Einstein was invited to the campus of Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University, the first black university in the U.S. to grand degrees.
At the event, he delivered speech challenging the U.S. to lead other countries on a path to peace, by preventing war. He … Keep Reading!!!
Rose: We went to the movies, and my husband, they wouldn’t let him sit with the whites, but I could.
Roland: We came in hand in hand and the man told me, “You can’t sit up there, no, you have to go upstairs.” …. So, I thought, “Okay, we’ll go upstairs.” He said, “No, she has to go downstairs.” I looked at the man and I said, “Wait a minute…her body is just as black as mine, and she’s my … Keep Reading!!!
Vogue is once again in hot water for featuring what many are saying to be a culturally and racially insensitive fashion feature.
This time it is Vogue’s Italian division of the magazine, but this is just another in a long line of racist spreads.
While this is not typical minstrel blackface, many are suggesting these images are “non-traditional blackface,” and are just as offensive.
What do you think?
White privilege explained by a white man, and he’ll tell you why it is coming from him.
I sometimes hear the argument that Christians should always practice and teach colorblindness.
Here is a great explanation by John Piper on why Christians “can’t afford to be color blind”.
However, I do want to mention the one area where I personally disagree with him. A commenter summed it up better than I could:
Eunique Jones Gibson started the Because of Them, We Can campaign during Black History Month in 2013.
Her goal was simple: to positively share African American history in a way that tackles racial stereotypes and empowers the youth who pose and view the images.
The campaign was so successful, it was clear that this project needed to be extended to 365 days (and now beyond). One year later, and Gibson has continued her campaign with inspiring new images.… Keep Reading!!!
Most of us are well-aware of the internet racism that occurs on Twitter, Facebook, and in the comment section of news articles. However, what many people are unaware of is that there is a seemingly undetected form of internet racism that is extremely insidious, and the lengths they pursue to conceal a hidden agenda is quite elaborate.
Internet research via search engine (i.e. “Googling”) is a preferred method of research and general knowledge gaining by children and adults. … Keep Reading!!!
The photo shows the large family with newest member, Kieran Romney, sitting on the knee of his grandfather, Mitt Romney.
Not really news-worthy…except Kieran is adopted, and happens to be black. Apparently, the Melissa Harris-Perry Show finds this to be news worthy.
And you know what? I … Keep Reading!!!