Category Archive: Race

Reading Between the Lines

“Why do so many people come to our country? They come here and they take pictures, and then they go home and use them to show that we are a terrible place. Why… Continue reading

Our Gendered Food Chain

“They said farmworker women were talking about the fields as the fils de calzón, or ‘fields of panties,’. They referred to the fields as the ‘green motel.’” – U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission… Continue reading

Down at the Cross

For the first thirteen years of my familial life, I walked a block to devoutly pray to statues with open arms, promising open gates- my radiant mother walking with once thin father, hand… Continue reading

Dear Mama: An Open Letter From A Prodigal Son

“And since we all came from a woman got our name from a woman and our game from a woman/ I wonder why we take from our women, why we rape our women,… Continue reading

Overheard at Gettysburg

Take one week living on our campus: Monday. In Old TKE. A student of color is called in the hallway to hear the “funniest thing ever.” (giggling) “Night night little nigglet.” Tuesday. In… Continue reading

On Learning and Unlearning

I remember passing our lunch lady–the nice one with a big bleach-blond afro. She was perched on an elementary-school-sized desk, eyes fixated to the television. I glanced at the screen on the way… Continue reading

Stuff White People Like #1863

“It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it.” ~ General Robert E. Lee There I sat: sun burning my neck, sweat pouring down my face,… Continue reading

Brooks Better Not Come Back

Every time a new season of the Bachelorette starts, I tell myself that I won’t watch this season—that I won’t give in to the trashiness and the petty drama which is the Bachelor.… Continue reading

Owning Up To The Age Old Excuse

A few days ago,  I was having a conversation with an older gentleman. He was friendly and very interested in my studies, but every now and then he would interject some racist slur… Continue reading

Until the Cops Come Knocking

“Fuck the police coming straight from the underground/ A young nigga got it bad ‘cause I’m brown/ And not the other color so police think/ They have the authority to kill a minority”… Continue reading