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5 Things Black Sexist Arguments Have In Common With White Racist Ones

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Let’s start with a disclaimer: racism and sexism are not equivalents. However, both racism and sexism are a result of cyclically and generationally recreated hierarchical systems– White supremacy and patriarchy– that govern the way we interact with one another. In these systems, a race or...

To the Guy Who Expressed His Love for Non-Black Women and Others Like Him

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About a month ago, I was on the tele with a male acquaintance. We were having a lighthearted discussion about dating, joking back and forth about why each other’s gender was to blame for all love woes. Then, he paused to make a serious point...

Please Stop Correlating Weaves to Being Hood

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As of lately, as my audience has expanded beyond it’s core, whenever I post a picture, article, anything with or about weaves/wigs there is always a choir of “why wear weaves?” “why can’t you love yourself?” “she’s so ghetto with that weave” “weave wearing [insert...

An Open Letter: To The White Father Who Wants His Biracial Son To “Stay White”

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Dear White Father Who Wants His Bi-Racial Son To “Stay White,” This is a very delicate and difficult subject matter, because there is a child involved– your child. Before I begin, I want you to know and understand that I only express these words with...