Stop saying “blue lives matter”

Black people killed by police in 2015: 1,134 Cops killed in 2015: 94 (42 by gunfire) Stop saying “blue lives matter” or “all lives matter.” The #BlackLivesMatter movement is a response to unprovoked violence and deaths of black people for doing the simple thing of BEING ALIVE. If you want to have the moral high…

Are certain cities just doomed?

As the news of the Flint Water Crisis unfolds, I can’t help thinking about when Kanye West looked into the camera during a Hurricane Katrina telethon 11 years ago and said, “President Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Except, when I see the news about Flint, Michigan and their water poisoned with lead by those…

[TW] Why ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’ are progress, not fascism

[Trigger Warning] Dear Steve Sebelius, I was disheartened to see your opinion piece, titled Beware of the ‘safe space’ movement. In the decade we’ve known each other, I have seen your usually unfailing support for the oppressed. Despite your occasionally borderline sense-of-humor and brash public persona, I know you to be kind and (probably hard…