As I just did a post earlier this week about being physically female/mentally male, let me simply say I would truly enjoy a post by yourself detailing your thoughts and experiences with this topic. For example, which traits do you think are solely cultural, which are actually biological, and which do you think can apply to anyone at all?
A very personal follow-up to A real man.
When I was asked to write a piece about the Texas man who shot a Craigslist escort, I thought I would do a little research to get as much of the story straight as I could. I've heard a lot of different points of view and was unsure. This is what I figured out from the articles I include at the end of this list.
…about Texas and – more importantly – about racism in the criminal justice system.
Anyone you ask will tell you that I am a massive pop culture disappointment. Massive.
Recently a reader and awesome blogger in her own right, asked me if I would be willing to talk openly and frankly about race. I generated a post about this asking my readers if they would be willing to participate in a talk on racism. I was overwhelmed by the response I got and also by the fact that all of us at one point seemed to have taken an African Studies class that did more harm to our self-identity as individuals and to positive feedback between the different racial demographics than good.
I want to thank Meizac for writing that great post on The Outlier Collective entitled Texas and Racism…Everywhere. I thought I would respond but it turned out to be a post-sized comment. So I decided to write my own thoughts -- somewhat -- in that vein.
I'm very conscious as a black woman, so my response to some of the injustices that occur under our political and economic structure might seem detached – at times.