The Race Pass

Get a pass: “To disregard, to take no notice of something (bad or embarrassing)” Most of us are familiar with the race card.  A person plays the race card when she or he accuses another of racism.  It is also suggested that this card is played when a person brings race into a conversation, suggesting that an incident was prompted by […]

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Naming White Privileges

So often in matters of race, we only talk about the impact of oppression, the effects of blackness and the negative impact of the social construct of race. But, race has a bright side.  It’s called privilege, white privilege. While we are familiar with “the race card” and now due to this presidential election cycle […]

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We made the rules

“History is made by those who break the rules.” ~ An author unknown If you want to get me fired up, just start talking about how helpless we are in terms of race. If you want to get me energized, just start telling me what I can’t do because of racism, prejudice and stereotypes.  Start […]

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The Race Card Project

The race card. Many persons have been accused of playing it, an idiomatic expression used to suggest that a person is racist or that her or his actions are racially motivated. It is the card that trumps all others; if this were a game of Monopoly, it might be comparable to a “Get out of […]

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