When I was in high school, my white best friend referred to me as Nigger. Sometimes she called me nicknames like Suzie, Suz, “Z,” or my Congolese name, Nginda (she never did quite get the pronunciation right), but every so often, she unabashedly called me Nigger. And I let her. Stories like these are sprinkled … Continue reading I Let Them Call Me Nigger: Unpacking My History of Internalized Racism
A List of Rose-Colored Microaggressions, Said With Love I was seventeen, and a stack of college brochures collected dust atop my bedroom vanity. I sat up against my headboard, eyeing them in the mirror—UCLA, UC Davis, Boston University, NYU. “What if I just applied to an HBCU instead?” I said into the phone. Historically Black … Continue reading Love Letters from My White Boyfriends
Virginity is not the secret of to healthy or good relationships. Evangelicals worship at the altar of purity and put resources, time, and theologizing into protecting it without teaching is people how to be Christians of sexual integrity and Christlikeness.
While the dumpster fire that was 2016 was burning, The Salt Collective writers were writing, volunteering, and working at our favorite non-profits – you know – trying to put out the dumpster fire. So if you want to show us some love and support our writing please consider giving to the amazing non-profits we work and volunteer for.
Nobody is pro-abortion. No. One. That’s why the antithesis to “pro-life” is not “pro-abortion” or “pro-death” for those who believe fertilized eggs are people. It’s pro-choice. Because nobody is pro-abortion. Abortion is a deeply personal and difficult decision sometimes accompanied by much grief and despair. That’s exactly why it should be a decision made between the person and … Continue reading NOBODY is Pro-abortion
America is on the verge of #Blaxit – a mass exodus of black people. Where we will go I don’t know, but it’s clear that black lives don’t matter here, and it’s even more apparent that the powers that be are doing everything possible to make America white again (except America was never white to … Continue reading #BLAXIT : 21 things we’re taking with us if we leave.