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…

Racism Doesn’t Happen If You Are Nice & Other Racist Myths (a 2-Part Series)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Often after racism results in the death of a Black person, I can anticipate a frantic barrage of white rage fueled posts. Journalists will desperately scour the victim’s social media pages to find potentially inflammatory pictures to utilize beside headlines like: NAME SMOKED MARIJUANA, or NAME HAD A HISTORY OF MISDEMEANORS. Very rarely do we seem the same kinds of organized efforts when white…

Love Notes to Joy #1

Reading Time: 2 minutes Inspirado en las notas de amor de Mari Andrew a NYC. Inspired by Mari Andrew’s love notes to NYC. the smell of mom’s homemade oatmeal bread and the always too soft butter in the butter dish that invokes questions like: did someone forget to close the lid? I think this is a knat. Or, did someone use jam and then dip into the butter?…