“How do you go to work everyday when that means you have to protect patrons from a disease that they aren’t doing anything to protect you from.” – Kiese Laymon, Navigating The Nightmare: Under The Blacklight, Episode #9, African American Policy Forum “…And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they … Continue reading Urging Some “Grasshopper Thinking” For People Of Color As America Reopens
“I miss my hairdresser!” This was my thought as I pulled out my shampoo and conditioner. So many aspects of my life have changed in response to the Coronavirus. As I washed my hair, I thought about the fact that there are so many things that we do differently, and so many new things that … Continue reading Black Hair & This Coronavirus Are Making Me Exhausted
White America, we need to have a conversation. Ahmaud’s murder is evil and cruel. No doubt about it. The video proves it. And to be honest, the evidence beforehand did too. But this “clean cut” case is so easy for many white people to rally behind…it brings up a bigger discussion. Why in times where … Continue reading Ahmaud’s Case is “Perfect” Enough For White People to Speak Up
The outbreak of COVID-19 is not an excuse for racism and hate crimes. However, not only am I seeing the world suffering, I’m also hearing and seeing the racism and xenophobia that comes with it. As a Taiwanese/Chinese/Asian person during this pandemic, I know that my Asianness does not make me more susceptible to catching … Continue reading Asian Christians are Fighting COVID…and Racism
On Tuesday, March 24, against the advice of public health experts who project the ongoing, increasing spread of the deadly pandemic, the President called for the end of our life-saving social distancing by this Easter. He said that, on Easter, the churches would be packed. But Easter is the triumph of love over death. Of … Continue reading Love will Empty Our Churches this Easter
I remember meandering through the magazine aisle at my local grocery store to look at design magazines. To be honest, it was an excuse for my closeted self to ogle the muscle-bound bodybuilders covered in sweat, wearing next to nothing. What was not to love? My eyes traveled to a handsome, preppy, all-American looking guy … Continue reading How Could LGBTQ+ Christians Respond to Aaron Schock Coming Out?