Addressing Racial Disparities in Polling Wait Times: A Needed Election Reform-January 31, 2022. This post talks about how there are significant racial disparities in polling wait times, and why addressing those disparities is a needed election reform.
Why We Need to Discuss How We Teach Kids About Racism in United States History-January 10, 2022. Learn about why racism, as uncomfortable as it may be for some to talk about, should be taught in schools.
What Is…Critical Race Theory (Part Two)-December 6, 2021. This is the second part of a two-part post talking about what Critical Race Theory is. This is also on the “What Is” series section of the blog.
What Is…Critical Race Theory (Part One)-November 29, 2021. This is the first part of a two-part post talking about what Critical Race Theory is. This is also on the “What Is” Series section of the blog.
Advancing the Cause of Missing Black and Indigenous People-October 11, 2021. After Gabby Petito went missing and then was found dead, there was much discussion of how missing Black and Indigenous persons do not receive the same attention as missing white persons. This post highlights some organizations involved in advancing the cause of missing Black and Indigenous persons. This post is also on the “Indigenous Peoples” page of the blog.
Access to Clean, Safe Drinking Water: A Racial Justice Issue-August 2, 2021. This post talks about why access (or a lack thereof) to clean and safe drinking water in the United States is a racial justice issue. This post is also in the sections for “Indigenous Peoples” and “Environmental Injustice.”
What Is…BIPOC?-July 19, 2021. Learn about what the BIPOC acronym stands for. This post is also on the “What Is” and “Indigenous Peoples” pages.
Regarding the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial-April 20, 2021. On April 20, 2021, there was an important verdict in the trial of the officer who killed George Floyd. This post reflects on the verdict.
What Is…the School-to-Prison Pipeline?-April 12, 2021. This post talks about what the school-to-prison pipeline is, and who it affects. This post is also in the pages for “Mental Health” and “‘What Is’ Series”.
On the Underreporting of Hate Crimes-March 29, 2021. This post talks about how hate crimes in general are underreported in the United States. This post is also in the “Religious Intolerance” and “Other Injustices” pages.
Addressing the Shootings in the Atlanta Area-March 22, 2021. This post talks about issues raised by the shootings that happened in three Atlanta-area spas in March 2021. This post is also on the “Coronavirus Diary” page.
Scapegoating Groups During a Crisis is Nothing New-March 8, 2021. In light of hate crimes against people of Asian descent, this post talks about how scapegoating certain groups during a crisis is nothing new. This is also on the pages for the coronavirus diary and religious intolerance.
Policing and Schools with Majority-Minority Populations-March 1, 2021. This post talks about how schools with majority-minority populations are policed differently from other schools.
What Is…Medical Racism?-February 22, 2021. This post talks about what medical racism is, and how it is relevant. This post is also on the “what is” series page.
On the Minimizing of African American Civil Rights History-February 8, 2021. This post talks about how so much important African American history is history that is often not heard about, or minimized.
Addressing Racial Inequity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution-February 1, 2021. This post talks about the racial inequity that was happening early in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, as well as some of the causes of this. This can also be found on the Coronavirus Diary page.
Obamacare and Race-November 16, 2020. This post talks about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, from a racial justice perspective.
How Issues of Injustice Influenced My Presidential Pick-October 26, 2020. This post talks about who I voted for in the 2020 United States Presidential Election, and why.
What is…White Guilt?-July 27, 2020. This post talks about what white guilt is. This is also on the page for the “what is” series.
On the Policing of People of Color and the Death of George Floyd-June 1, 2020. In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, and unarmed person of color, by the police, this post talks about how people of color are disproportionately affected by policing.
What is the 1994 Crime Bill, and Why is it So Controversial?-February 3, 2020. This post talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly in the 1994 crime bill, which became a major point of discussion in the 2020 Presidential Election. This post is also in the women’s rights and other injustices sections of the blog.
On Remembrance of the Holocaust-January 27, 2020. This post talks about how many people are forgetting the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, and how it’s important to better remember it. This post is also the sections for ableism, LGBTQ+, and religious intolerance.
White Supremacy and Prisons-September 30, 2019. This post talks about a place that is seldom thought of as a hotbed of white supremacy yet is one: prisons.
The Fight for African American Civil Rights is Not Over-February 26, 2019. History textbooks talk as if the fight for African American civil rights was in the 1950s and 60s. In reality, that fight didn’t end then and is going on now.
Institutional Racism Series: A Conclusion-July 24, 2018. In this post, I summarize how institutional racism is present in so many aspects of life in the United States.
Institutional Racism Series: How it Affects College Experiences-July 17, 2018. This post discusses how institutional racism created vast differences in how people experience college.
On Starbucks, Other Employers, and Racial Bias-June 5, 2018. This post explains why we should pay attention to the racial biases of not just employees, but employers as well.
Institutional Racism Series: How it Affected How I, and Others, Were Policed-May 15, 2018. This post discusses how institutional racism created vast differences in how people were policed.
Institutional Racism Series: How it Affected Where I Went to School-April 24, 2018. This post discusses how institutional racism affects where I and many other people go to school.
Institutional Racism Series: How it Affected Where I Live-March 27, 2018. In this, the second post of my series on institutional racism, I explain how institutional racism affects where I and many other people live.
Introducing a New Series of Blog Posts!-March 20, 2018. I use this post to introduce a series of blog posts on institutional racism. If you want to read about how I (and others) define institutional racism, I recommend reading this post.
Racism Exists Where You Don’t Expect It-December 5, 2017. After the author stares at racism on his family’s car and on street poles around his neighborhood in New York City, he argues that racism doesn’t just exist in eras like the 1950s or places like the southern United States. It exists everywhere, even in places where you don’t expect it.
Addressing Silence on Black Lives-May 30, 2017. This post discusses the silence which often exists with black lives. This was written in the aftermath of the death of Richard Collins III, a student at Bowie State in Maryland who was at the time recently commissioned to be a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.
The Problems with Racial Colorblindness-May 16, 2017. This is my first blog post, not including the introduction to the blog. This post explains how idea of “racial colorblindness,” while appealing in some ways, is actually problematic.
Note that the dates listed here are the dates that these posts were originally published. Some posts were re-published after the original publication date listed here.