My thoughts on the movie 12 Years A Slave

So I went to see the movie 12 Years A Slave with my parents last night. As we are in the bicentennial of the Civil War era and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Is Beautiful Movements we have seen a lot of slave and black rights films, and we will likely continue to see…

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Things that have annoyed me this week

I'm so over blog posts being treated as news and news being treated as blog posts. And news outlets have done this to themselves by not explaining their relevance to the public and not diversifying their newsrooms. In communities of color it's even worse because all we do is get our "news" from bloggers. Some Pakistani teenage girls got shot…

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Empathy and vulnerability

The researchers concluded that “the present work finds that people assume that, relative to whites, blacks feel less pain because they have faced more hardship.” I watched Oprah's Lifeclass Part 2 with Dr. Brene Brown last night. She is a sociologist who studies courage and vulnerability. Brene Brown started gaining national recognition when her TEDTalk based on her book Daring…

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