My Dear White & Black Folks who believe that the Poor Blacks are the Scum of the Universe

While confined in my lower-middle class existence, I cannot help but think about the words I see daily on the Internet about Black people who receive unemployment compensation, food stamps and other government benefits, people whose lives have been touched by the mean specter of poverty. Although I have a decent job, paying a livingContinue reading “My Dear White & Black Folks who believe that the Poor Blacks are the Scum of the Universe”

Respectability Politics and Misogynoir in Education

Originally posted on Cold Brewed Coffee and Curricula:
My social media timelines have been on fire with the news of Patrice Brown, also know as “#TeacherBae”. Patrice Brown is a paraprofessional in Atlanta whose photos went viral and caused a debate on whether or not her attire is appropriate for her field. But, in actuality,…

Shit White Feminists Need To Stop Doing

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
I’m a white feminist, and let me tell you something: white feminism* is pretty bullshit. It’s exclusive, oppressive, and serves to further marginalize the people who are most impacted by misogyny. Unfortunately, white feminism is also the western status quo of feminism, meaning that white feminists have the biggest…

Elliot Rodger And Men Who Hate Women

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
TW for violence against women, misogynistic language, violent language Last night, a 22 year old man named Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured seven more in what most news outlets are describing as a “shooting rampage.” Rodger died later that night from a gunshot wound to his head, though it’s…

Black Women and the Savior Complex

Danielle Belton Source: Wiki Commons “I can rebuild him. I can make him stronger.” — whispers the soft heart of some black woman somewhere. Black people have problems. That’s a bit of an understatement, but while some better off than we used to me, so many of us are worse since the Civil Rights actionsContinue reading “Black Women and the Savior Complex”

Why Having a Bachelor’s Degree Does Not Mean Squat

Ten years ago in August I made a decision that would change my life: the decision to attend college. At the time, I was a struggling single mother who after working a series of low-wage jobs, decided to apply for Chicago State University to get a taste of American Dream and become a member ofContinue reading “Why Having a Bachelor’s Degree Does Not Mean Squat”

Why Do Americans Hate Poor People So Bad?

It is not an easy thing being poor in America because poor folks are considered trash who did not work hard enough.  An entire segment of the U.S. population has been written off by society as lazy, trifling good for nothing cretins who deserve to die a slow painful death.  There are some folks whoContinue reading “Why Do Americans Hate Poor People So Bad?”