Dear White People from @her.scorched.thoughts

DISCLAIMER: This piece contains sensitive matters. I want to make it clear that I am not inciting hate speech towards anyone. Rather, I’m sharing my frustration and thoughts in reaction to what SOME White folks have done and said, and continue to do and say. It’s the bitter truth, and I stand firmly behind everything I said. I wrote this at a time where my … Continue reading Dear White People from @her.scorched.thoughts

DIVERSE PAGES

A Carefully Selected List Curated by Amanda Lupoli & Lisa Kivell Diverse Pages is a book list intended to spread joy across race, beliefs, cultures, ideas, gender, sexualities, and lifestyles through literature. We have curated a list of fictional and non-fiction texts focusing on stories of beauty, strength, and power. Bookmarks for Age Groups: Board Books for the Babies/Toddlers Picture Books for the Littles (Elementary … Continue reading DIVERSE PAGES

Racist Comments I’ve Heard That People Need to Stop Saying

In response to an Interracial couple having children, You will have such beautiful kids. It is a matter of recognizing Impact vs. Intent. Here is a great video that helps bring this into perspective. I don’t date Black girls. Diversity is a beautiful thing and you can’t help who you fall in love with; gender, race, class, or otherwise. If you don’t like someone that … Continue reading Racist Comments I’ve Heard That People Need to Stop Saying

Freedom, what a beautiful delusion By: @Laurenethepoet

Freedom, what a beautiful delusion… I just want to be FREE! Wonder if freedom is a tree Carefully planted within a seed And then, nurtured even when it breezes, A mother’s love to her kids I can almost taste its Freedom blown in the wind Tenderly whispering to me… ‘Fore it vanishes in a blink of an eye Using its usual disguise. Maybe we’ve got … Continue reading Freedom, what a beautiful delusion By: @Laurenethepoet

The Only Acceptable Action is Inaction – @Racismanonymous Helps you Fight Racism at Work While Staying Anonymous

Hello my name is Anthony and I am from Racismanonymous. Racism anonymous is a non-profit organization that started to help people combat world issues. Racism is ingrained in our world’s history and we need to start rewriting the books because humans evolve and grow, so should our reading material.  We have so many issues right now, from systematic racism plaguing North America and other diverse … Continue reading The Only Acceptable Action is Inaction – @Racismanonymous Helps you Fight Racism at Work While Staying Anonymous

Injustice Toward Children of Mixed Ethnicities By: Tabitha Jacobs-Mangiafico

Open your mind with your eyes and heart. Kindness is extended from your heart to the people around you; especially children. Children appear to have hard exteriors, as they battle social injustice on a daily basis. You do an injustice to the children of mixed ethnicities when you choose not to see and do not nurture their soft, fragile, interiors. Preconceived judgments freeze and stun … Continue reading Injustice Toward Children of Mixed Ethnicities By: Tabitha Jacobs-Mangiafico

Black Lives Matter – Confronting Injustice (2016): A Conversation on Race & Policing

In 2016, I had the pleasure to be invited to attend a panel on Confronting Injustice: A Conversation on Race & Policing. There were many things that could have been taken away from that evening at The National Black Theatre in Harlem. The biggest one for me was change versus reform. I have found that when there is a problem with policy or law it … Continue reading Black Lives Matter – Confronting Injustice (2016): A Conversation on Race & Policing

Interracial Couples 1958 – Now: Still Facing Oppression

According to ACLU.org: In 1958, Mildred Delores Jeter and Richard Perry Loving left their home in Virginia because as an interracial couple they couldn’t be married there. They traveled to Washington, D.C., where a legal marriage was performed. When Mildred Loving, a woman of African and Native American descent, and Richard Loving, a man of European descent, returned to Virginia, the police found out about … Continue reading Interracial Couples 1958 – Now: Still Facing Oppression

When Does a Chinese Girl Get to be Supergirl? By Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

This story originally appeared in Huffington Post. I can remember exactly how I felt the first time I saw Porgy and Bess and fell in love with the music and the story. So I asked my mom, “Is there a Chinese Porgy and Bess?” She didn’t think so.  I felt a little left out so I got myself the sheet music for “Summertime” and learned … Continue reading When Does a Chinese Girl Get to be Supergirl? By Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer