Tag Archives: race

MOC Monday: Jeremy Lin

I don’t think I’ve featured Jeremy Lin, who has just signed with the Charlotte Hornets and had to convince stadium security of that fact,  on my site before, which is interesting, since I’ve followed his career since the beginning. So let’s rectify that! Here’s your #MOCMonday recognition, Jeremy! Continue reading MOC Monday: Jeremy Lin

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“Too Street”-gate: “James Bond” Author’s Comments Reveal Racialized Class-Based Politics

Tuesday saw Idris Elba trending on Twitter. It wasn’t because of a new movie. It was because the author of the current James Bond novels said that Elba was “too street” to play the classic spy character.  Continue reading “Too Street”-gate: “James Bond” Author’s Comments Reveal Racialized Class-Based Politics

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Isaiah Pickens

After Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and John Crawford III, Eric Garner, the Charleston massacre and now suspicious church burnings that are somehow “weather-related,” yet happening within miles of each other, America is tired. Black America specifically. But with so many problems with policing, gun violence, and the root cause of all of these—racism—to take care of, you might be wondering where to begin, much less how to take care of yourself in the midst of this ongoing trauma.

I’m happy to have spoken with Dr. Isaiah Pickens, an NYC psychologist and founder of iOpening Enterprises. I spoke with him about how implicit and explicit biases come into play when discussing racism, how some people manage to break out of racist ideology, and how we should engage in tough conversations about race, and where he hopes America is headed.  Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Dr. Isaiah Pickens

The Three Times Leonard Nimoy’s Spock Helped Reduce the Race Relations Gap

Leonard Nimoy is dead. WHY!? I feel like the stereotypical woman who throws herself over the casket asking, “WHY, GOD! WHY!” But, as much as I feel like that woman who’s still holding on, this article isn’t going to be a eulogy (or at least, it won’t be a traditional one). I don’t particularly like writing eulogies, so I actually debated a while as to whether I would write something about Nimoy even though I wanted to honor his life in some way. Then it dawned on me to do just that—honor the good he did in life instead of the finality of death. So that’s what I’m doing.

Continue reading The Three Times Leonard Nimoy’s Spock Helped Reduce the Race Relations Gap