Category Archives: Race

#TakeAKnee or #TakeASeat

A Reasonable, Non-Violent Protest, Grounded in American Freedoms and Rights “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than … Continue reading

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Don’t Call White Supremacy a Mental Illness

[Sidenote: This is my first blog post in a very long time.  Sometime after #Ferguson I just stopped writing. I was at a loss for words on the many pressing topics facing the world. To be honest I began to … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myth of the Free Ride

In my last post I discussed how Cliven Bundy’s incredibly offensive racist statements in part stem from a worldview in part shaped by the Myth of the Free Ride, This myth is the belief that minorities are getting more than … Continue reading

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Cliven Bundy and The Myth of the Free Ride

For decades, a white rancher in Nevada named Cliven Bundy has refused to pay taxes to the Federal Government for allowing his cattle to graze on public land. Few took notice of this issue until Bundy actually started paying consequences … Continue reading

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Letters Between Friends: To Jeremy C. on White Privilege (Part 2)

My friend recently linked and article on the topic of white privilege and asked: “I don’t feel bad for having what we call ‘white privilege.’ What I hate is that it isn’t a universal privilege. From my experience, this list seems absolutely … Continue reading

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Letters Between Friends: To Jeremy C. on White Privilege (Part 1)

My friend recently linked and article on the topic of white privilege and asked: “I don’t feel bad for having what we call ‘white privilege.’ What I hate is that it isn’t a universal privilege. From my experience, this list … Continue reading

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The logic of Whiteness: We can take everything from you, but don’t you dare take from us!

The other day I was in a job interview. I struck up a conversation with my interviewer, a middle aged white male from North Dakota, as he ran my background check. Despite the fact it had come up that I had … Continue reading

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