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Privilege as Paradox

The namesake of this blog post comes from Allan G. Johnson’s book Privilege, Power, and Difference and in particular Chapter 2, “Privilege as Paradox.”

This is my effort to help explain this concept of privilege to people — a sort of introduction to it, if you will. 1,157 more words

Non-fiction Writings


Atmosphere: (n) the pervading tone or mood of a place, situation, or work of art.

As our earth cannot exist and sustain life without oxygen and water, so the following ideas, organizations and gatherings require a certain… 115 more words

How Smartphones Could Hold Police Accountable

Last week in South Carolina, a shooting brought the discussion of racial relations and police brutality back into the mainstream media—but this was no Michael Brown or even Eric Garner story. 1,045 more words

OU's Frat Song

I have followed very closely the news from the University of Oklahoma where members of a fraternity sang an inappropriate song on a bus. I’ve seen the video about 100 times. 391 more words


Maybe the New York Times can do a graphic on witch burnings in the Northeast

It would be nice if I one day opened the New York Times website and, no matter how hard I looked, couldn’t find an article denigrating Alabama or the South. 339 more words


Ask Kanye. That's all you need to know.

Kanye West was right last night at the Grammy’s (but he don’t need me to tell him). The award for best album should have gone to bubble-butted Beyonce, just like Kanye said. 893 more words


The Day I Learned What It Is Like To Be a Minority

I had the privilege today of taking my daughter to her State Honors Chorus event. As the group from our school gathered to wait for the event to begin, I noticed that I was the only white person at the table. 1,005 more words