It's sad that we're almost at the end of 2018, and yet this issue of "light-skinned" vs "dark-skinned" is still alive and thriving. So much so that the ridiculous concept has been given a name. "Colorism". Alice Walker first coined this phrase in her 1983 book, "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" , where she defined … Continue reading My thoughts on “Colorism”
The latest shooting has intensified the debate over what tactics to use to protect against imminent danger: whether teachers should carry guns or hide with their students; whether schools should invest in fancy security devices like door jammers or put more resources into crisis teams that could identify and intervene with troubled students. And thanks … Continue reading Should teachers be armed with guns?
The older we get, it's imperative that we keep our brains active and stimulated! Refuse to allow yourself to settle into a mental and physical rut.. Be adventurous! Try new things, be open to learning about unfamiliar concepts, explore ideas and beliefs that differ from your own. The important thing is to constantly challenge yourself, … Continue reading Feed your Soul, Not your Ego…
Activism has always been the driving force of change...
So there's a group of 15 college students who are leading a protest designed to pressure the government into forgiving their student loan debt. Now, we all know that student loan debt can be brutal for those who don’t pay back the money. Our government is all too happy to sit back and allow the … Continue reading No more student loans!!
I've come to realize that there are way too many misconceptions of what feminism is and what it means to be a feminist. To break it down, feminism is a movement aimed at supporting, defining and defending political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. A feminist is someone who advocates and/or supports these rights. Very simple. … Continue reading What does it really mean to be a Feminist?
We have serious problems in the Bay Area. And when one attempts to peel away the layers upon layers of racism, classism, bigotry and gender bias, in order to get to the root of the problem, one must have an extremely thick skin to shield oneself from the mind-boggling ignorance of those who will resent … Continue reading Time 2 Wake Up Bay Area!