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What Racial Descriptor Do I Use?

What racial descriptors do you use in order to be inclusive? If you are anything like me, then you know that sometimes knowing what to say is tricky, especially if you want to make sure that you get things right. Where are my Type A’s at? Here’s what I’ve learned: as someone that has been doing intentional racial justice work for the past seven…

The Canary Dies At the End

At the turn of the twentieth century, coal miners would use canaries in order to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases to humans. Miners would sometimes refer to the birds as pets, but the birds were always there as a protectant. If the bird became ill or died, the miners knew to evacuate. And, according to the Smithsonian, “[a]lthough ending the use of…

Dear Racist Christians: Stay Out of My DMs

I am in a bad break-up with my DMs. Well, actually, I am in a bad-breakup with the white Christian racists in my DMs. Recently, my DMs have been flooded with everything from feigned concern from white high school acquaintances that stopped talking to me nine years ago, to reminders from Christians that talking about racism makes racism worse and that I am going…

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