Reflecting on white privilege…White supremacy…Black rage
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Reflecting on white privilege…White supremacy…Black rage

This piece is an extended version of a blog post written in response to assigned readings for JUPS 271: Introduction to Engaging and Transforming Conflict. The theme of the week’s reading was Structural/Cultural Violence, Power and Privilege. Readings included selections from works by Michele Alexander, Johan Galtung, Peggy McIntosh, Elizabeth Martinez, and bell hooks. The … Continue reading

It Is What It Is
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It Is What It Is

“And now to your right, you will see a prime specimen of the female African undergrad, barely 2 years off the boat. You will notice that the thickly accented English and linguistic peculiarities are still intact. Notice the quaint primitive beads worn around the wrist and neck…” I sometimes like to imagine that if my … Continue reading

On Writing a Dream
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On Writing a Dream

I am currently working on my seventh novel. (No, they’re not a series.) The main cast of characters includes a Deaf Black gay man, a closeted pansexual multiply-disabled woman, a poor indigenous genderqueer, a lesbian asexual Chinese transwoman, a working-class immigrant African woman, and a closeted pagan and lesbian with several psychiatric disabilities, among a … Continue reading