Category Archives: Race

Prove It!

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.”–Stuart Chase

The birthers

Take a look at this Tea Party rally photo.  The sign reads: “Obama, my forefathers were Christian, yours were from Kenya. That explains a lot about you.”

I believe it’s safe to say that the sign wielder is either hopelessly bigoted, helplessly stupid, or a good bit of both.   Continue reading

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Being an Immigrant

If there’s anyone who knows what it feels like to be an alien, it would be an immigrant.  I mean an immigrant immigrant; the one who landed here first generation on a plane, not a descendant of immigrants. Imagine the feeling of being on the harsh end of a xenophobe’s insults, or the worse: being asked “innocent” questions about your homeland. Continue reading


Why Black people can’t swim

 

Recently I was on Google, searching for a reason to buy an iPad.  I had gotten into a petty argument with one of my friends about useless technology and, wanting some key facts to strengthen my side, I promptly inquired the omniscient Google for some back up.

My search entry was originally “why buy an iPad?”

But as I wrote “why b…” the search suggestions immediately came up with “Why black people can’t swim.” Continue reading


The Oreo Issue

“It is a war of identity; it is a war of loyalty; it is a war of image.”

“You so white.”

These words have plagued my “kind” and I for generation after generation.  There is a civil war among black people that goes on year after year without the slightest hint of halting.  It’s never addressed fully head on, despite the myriad of attempts done by politicians, activists, and the like to stiffen it.  This war is what fuels the three words in quotations above (note that four words or a contraction would have made this sentence grammatically correct).  It is a war of identity; it is a war of loyalty; it is a war of image. Continue reading