What if Whiteness Disappears Completely?

Recently an Old Navy ad featuring an interracial family brought some intense racism out of the woodwork. Twitter was full of people insulted by this beautiful family in an ad. It's pretty mystifying to me that people can have so much anger over someone else's family. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't know where it comes from.There's a fear running deep in some parts of America, a fear of disappearing, of vanishing. There are white people who fear that whiteness will cease to exist because, … [Read more...]

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Hoping to be Born Brown

(Note: I am on my honeymoon this week, so if your comment doesn't show up right away, give me a day or two!)Most of the time I'm just living my life, trying to be a good person, trying to live up to the ideals my religion sets for me: to help others, to see everyone as myself (or at least as family), to react calmly rather than in anger.Every so often I stumble on something that forces me to confront a larger issue that is always in the background of my life: the cultural … [Read more...]

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