I am not a threat to your purse. I am not a threat to your car. I am not a threat to your economy. I am not a threat to your safety. I am not a threat to your store. I am not a threat to your government. I am not a threat to your… Read More I Am Not a Threat
I’ve been reading the excellent How to Be Black by Barantunde Thurston, a witty and insightful breakdown of the black experience and navigating childhood and adolescence in suburban Washington, D.C. Essays satirizing befriending African-Americans and realizing when one understood that being black came as a result of a negative experience underscore the mythical essence of… Read More Talking White
(The inspiration for this op-ed is posted HERE.) The other day, my third personality asked me, “Do you really think people feel uncomfortable when they see Icelandic people making out anywhere?” Because I can be kind of naive— I’m not much of a social person — I had no idea what she was talking about,… Read More Should “Icelanders” Get a Room? (Even in America?)
I was browsing Facebook on a Sunday morning when I stumbled onto an advertisement that defied logic for many reasons. Like alcohol sales, this should have been locked down until at least 10 a.m.: I wasn’t aware that Facebook allowed companies to sell vagina-decorating products to preteens and idiots distracted by shiny things. There are… Read More Ladies, Want to Bedazzle Your Va-jay-jay?
A little over a year ago, Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the United States. A week later, comedian Steve Harvey’s self-help book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, hit store and internet shelves. The good is always outweighed by the bad. In the last 16 months, Harvey has become the… Read More EXPOSE: The REAL* Reason Black Men Are Hard to Find
(Taken from a previous blog, More Thoughts on Race and Online Dating.) It is amazing to me that people can claim that racism no longer exists in America. I know that some narrow-minded individuals believe that they did their duty to eliminate that dark elephant in America’s room by electing Barack Obama, but they merely… Read More Being a “White” Black Man
A few weeks ago, I blogged about a recent OKCupid! blog about race factoring into member preference in dating. I felt that while the methods of data measurement were suspect, it opened up an interesting dialogue on racial relations and preferences in America post-Obama election. Too bad that these conversations are few and far between,… Read More More Thoughts on Race and Online Dating