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Meet Our Fourteenth Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. 12 more words

Books

The "Good Old Days"

We all have our stereotypes, prejudices, and other indelible insensitive and less-than-helpful outlooks on life regardless how hard we might try to suppress them or convince ourselves otherwise. 401 more words

Donald Trump

13th AMENDMENT: A Black Disabled Poetic Viewpoint

My Black disabled ancestors

Weren’t free by a swift of a pen

Way back then

Black Codes, Ugly Laws & Lynchings

Dancing on slave ships… 336 more words

Masculinities

Students at liberal arts college wear white puzzle piece pins to remind themselves of white privilege

I’ll pass.

From Daily Mail: Students at a small liberal arts college in Central Pennsylvania are wearing white puzzle piece pins this month to raise awareness of white privilege and its impact on people of color. 462 more words

Liberals/Democrats/Left

Shackled To History

Back in the wonderful Nineties (Nirvana, 2Pac, The Matrix, Fight Club, etc…), I took a break from my normal Navy telecommunications gig to spend a few years in a special assignment as an… 666 more words

Culture

“Dear White People” IS Racist. Here’s why.

We live in time of perpetual outrage. From the perspective of the Conservative Right, the anger is often articulated in Daily Mail headlines with capitalised words to emphasise just how OUTRAGEOUS ‘it’ is (whatever ‘it’ is). 825 more words

Race

I Know You Probably Believe That

OhCAE, y’all. I’m just gonna sum this one up before I really get into it. Sometimes you just have to let people live in their reality. 342 more words

Culture