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What are Respectability Politics, and Why do We Subscribe to Them?

by Maurice Dolberry Follow @MDEduc8r

You may not be familiar with the term “respectability politics”, but you’ve heard them before.  Maybe you’ve even engaged in them.  1,058 more words


The Great White One

Last summer, a friend of mine in Kansas got married. She had four bridesmaids: half-Asian me, a Korean, a Singaporean, and a half-Filipino/half-Japanese. We went to get our nails done at like eight in the morning so it was just the five of us in the nail salon. 258 more words


Running the race treadmill

I’m always thinking about issues of race.

No, no, not Jesse Jackson-type issues. More like fitting in with the black community-type issues. 991 more words