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Walmart employees refuse to make 'racist' Blue Lives Matter police cake for police retirement party

From Daily Mail: A Walmart store has been accused of refusing to bake a cake decorated with the ‘police officer’s flag’ because workers said it was ‘racist’. 513 more words


Art, Culture & Exploitation

When do displays of culture as art become exploitation?

You walk into a coffee shop. All you want is a strong, soothing cup of coffee to brighten your day, to get you started. 316 more words


Do Not Silence Women of Colour

Through years and years of silencing, I learned that people’s hidden biases will attempt to silence the voices of women of colour. Society has conditioned them to believe that our voices do not fall under dominant hegemonic cultural expectations, and therefore aren’t worthy of being heard.  371 more words


I'm thinking it's a metaphor for something

​I have had this one reoccurring nightmare since I was little. I’m running down a sidewalk. I’m not sure what I’m running from or where I’m running to. 194 more words

NYTimes: Congressman Robert Pittenger Tells BBC: Charlotte Protesters ‘Hate White People’

According to a New York Times article, Congressman Robert Pittenger said what he really felt, but didn’t have the courage to stick by it. His heat of the moment apology is him backpedaling because at his heart, he’s a racist and he didn’t want anyone to know it. 174 more words

Civil Rights

Friday Funnies: Map of USA according to Trump & Hillary

There is a cool website called Judgmental Maps, which publishes made-up maps of cities submitted by ordinary people.

Instead of geographical maps that show a city’s streets and landmarks, judgmental maps are completely subjective, arbitrary, decidedly opinionated and therefore, very funny. 22 more words


Beat the Blerch 2016 Seattle

I ran the Beat the Blerch race in Seattle last weekend! I’ve been able to run this race every year since it started and I love it!  268 more words