it is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

Posts tagged ‘racism’

this is not okay.


microaggressions are not okay.

racial profiling is not okay. (science is okay.)

racist curriculum is not okay. 

blatant discrimination is not okay. 

this is not ok.

read up, speak up, act up, repeat


what is the hardest for some does not exist for others

brick walls: racism and other hard histories – dr. sara ahmed


things are fluid if you’re going the way things are flowing.

via 14th Annual Critical Race and AntiColonial Studies ConferenceUnsettling Conversations, Unmaking Racisms and Colonialisms, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton cohosted by the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge & Research at Athabasca University, 18 October 2014. 

why can’t they dance?

privilege may be defined as any unearned benefit or advantage one receives in society by nature of one’s identity. examples of aspects of identity that can afford privilege include: race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class/wealth, ability and citizenship you’re committed to social justice, it is important to be aware of and regularly check your own privilege — because systemic oppression hurts everyone.

aamer rahman’s thoughtful piece serves as an entertaining reminder.