Tag: racism

  • “The Vanishing Half” is a Must Read

    Hey y’all! I have been hearing about “The Vanishing Half” for a while now. It was written by Brit Bennett and I have heard nothing but great things about it. In fact, it is going to be a film adaptation of it in the near future. It involves the subject of passing, which is when […]

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  • Is “Ace of Spades” Worth the Hype?

    Hey y’all! I have recently finished the book, Ace if Spades, by English author Farida Abike-Iyimide. This dark academia/Thriller book is actually her novel debut. It’s legit a cross between Gossip Girl and the movie Get Out. This book has always been on my radar for like a few months now and when one of […]

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  • Breaking the Cycle

    Hey y’all! I was listening to a video on Instagram earlier today and it was from Funky Dineva and he was talking about black people having to unlearn certain behaviors to break generational curses. What is a generational curse? It is the cumulative effect on a person of things that their ancestors did, believed, or […]

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  • Ugly Words

    Hey y’all! Boy oh boy! Things are so crazy right now. I just had an experience recently that I’ve never had to deal with. Something happened at work that I definitely was not expecting, especially with it being the week of inauguration and MLK Day. To give a little background, I teach. I teach English […]

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  • We’re Not Superwomen

    Hey y’all! Ive been wanting to write this post for a while and I don’t know…I guess I was worried about what people would say but honestly, I have to be real. So I’m not one of those angry black women who’s like mad ALL THE TIME (they are out there) but something does irk […]

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  • What’s the Color of Beauty?

    Hey y’all! Remember when I said colorism was a topic for another day? Well that day has finally come!  Colorism is when you discriminate based on skin color. Someone with a lighter complexion is considered to be more beautiful or valuable than someone with dark skin. It’s like racism’s close relative. It started back during slavery. […]

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  • The Elephant in the Room

    Hey y’all! I actually planned on writing my post on my first year teaching but it will just have to wait until next week. I honestly didn’t really want to write this post but I just have some stuff I need to get off my chest. Again, not trying to start trouble or whatever and […]

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