Behaving by Race

Whoa! So I just skimmed through an “article” listing the things that white women do that black women can’t. I am not sure how I feel about this. Part of me is like “this is bull”! Yet there are some topics that warrant discussion. First, the bull: The idea that your racial identity can determine…

Blackness as a Disease

I wanted to present a polished, formal essay – a satire, perhaps – about the seriousness of “being Black”. Using the medical disease model, I wanted to present “Blackness” as a health-threatening condition. Health is defined as physical, mental, and social wellbeing. For further clarification, wellbeing is the experience of “positives” or “good things”. Experiencing…