Joshua Bennett’s ’10 Things I Want to Say to a Black Woman’ — To Click or Not to Click?

Spoken word artist Joshua Bennett has ten things he wants to say to a black woman, and I’m not sure I want to hear it. I’ve happened upon Bennett’s YouTube video and I see that hundreds of thousands of viewers have already clicked “play.” I’m curious. And dubious. Haven’t I seen more than enough of […]

Louis CK: ‘Here’s How Great it Is to Be White’

One comedian’s take on White privilege. WARNING…EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. [embedplusvideo height=”269″ width=”430″ standard=”″ vars=”ytid=TG4f9zR5yzY&width=430&height=269&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep8213″ /] Is this funny? Offensive? True? I laughed. And, I think he is telling a truth many people think but would never say. I’ll try not to write any spoilers for those who are going to watch the video (you might […]

I Don’t Have a Racist Bone in My Body

I was returning home to Los Angeles on a flight from Atlanta, where I’d spent a couple of days at a writer’s conference. Weary from a weekend filled with late night poetry jams and early morning workshops, I boarded the half-empty redeye, found my aisle seat, shoved my bulging carryon bag under the empty middle […]

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