Portfolio Category: Portfolio: Politics

Glorifying European-Centric Beauty Standards—How Did We Get Here?

Before I started writing about glorifying European-centric beauty standards, I decided to try a little experiment. I googled something simple: a beautiful woman. I purposely didn’t narrow down my search by adding Black, Biracial, Multiracial, ethnic or anything else that would skew the results. This is what Google showed me. What’s wrong with this series of photos?…
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Dr. Seuss: The Once Former Racist Writes a Wrong

Last summer I gave Alex Barnett, my partner and co-founder of Multiracial Media a copy of Sneetches on Beaches, by one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. It tells the story of one set of Sneetches with stars discriminating against and shunning those who don’t have stars. It’s a beautifully illustrated story about how all the Sneetches…
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How Do We Self Identify?

How Do We Self Identify? Race is a topic of endless debate—both among monoracial and multiracial people. For monoracial people, there is only one way to self identify. If their parents are the same race, their own race is branded on them from the moment they are born. This isn’t the case with multiracial people. For…
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An Economy in Ruins? No, an Economy that was Ruined, and Purposely

An edited version of this Op-Ed was published on Truth-Out.org. Unfortunately they edited out many of the most important parts that spoke about the systematic exploitation of Puerto Rico by the United States over the last 100+ years. Through no fault of their own, the Puerto Rican people have suffered through decades of heartache, disappointment, and having…
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Addressing the Fallacy and Danger of So-called Black Privilege

Tell that to the swaths of families who, like Ms. Davis, are raising their kids to be hard working, generous Americans; whose kids are humble, respectful and see themselves as part of the community in which they live, but not necessarily the one they chose to live in. Tell that to the swaths of families whose kids will be judged solely by the color of their skin.

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Citizen’s Arrest: Legitimate and Necessary or Concerned Meddling?

I originally wrote this article about citizen's arrest for Red Door Magazine, a gay magazine back in July 2010. I have thought about this article a total of twice since I sent it to the editor: Once right after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by wannabe cop George Zimmerman and after the verdict was…
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