Why Not All Tables Are Worth Building, Sitting At, Or Maintaining

Reading Time: 4 minutes “It’s all well and good to want a seat at the table, but I worry that too many of us have skipped an important question: is the table even worth sitting at? Just because an organization exists doesn’t mean it should. That’s one of the natural conclusions to any acknowledgment of structural inequality and injustice: if racism, sexism, and classism are actively maintained within…

Your Jesus Is Not My Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes White Jesus is sending me to hell. Or, at least according to the many many Christians that have found their way into my DMs after angrily reading one of my commentaries about racism. While I have come to anticipate these kinds of messages, throughout the past few years, I have noticed an increasingly disturbing trend about identifying and noticing race and racism in the…

How Racism Harms White People

Reading Time: 4 minutes A few weeks ago, I wrote a Facebook post – perhaps as a bit of conjecture, perhaps merely pontification – about learning how to speak critically about the costs of racism for white people outside of traditional transactional (and economic) frameworks. A professor of mine once told me that if you cannot explain a concept in which you claim to know in 5th grade…