Tag Archives: Racism

Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Academic Integrity

Every year, the Black Student Government associations from the Big XII universities gather for a big conference where students can discuss the challenges they face at their institutions and offer each other support, creativity, and motivation. While I have never attended this conference, I have heard profound testimonials from students who have about the way […]

Posted in Higher Education | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Five Important Similarities Between LGBT Americans and American Immigrants

[Click here to watch all of Thomas Saenz’s speech.] The opening plenary session at Creating Change featured Thomas Saenz, President of the Mexican-American legal Defense and Education Fund. He spoke at length about comprehensive immigration reform, reminding us that undocumented immigrants and the queer community have significant overlap and commonalities. (THERE ARE LGBT IMMIGRANTS AND […]

Posted in Challenging Racial Privilege, Challenging Religious Privilege | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

MLK’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail 2.0 (Three Excerpts)

You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Washington. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails to express a similar concern for the conditions that brought about the demonstrations. I am sure that none of you would want to rest content with the superficial kind of social analysis that deals merely with effects and […]

Posted in Queer Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Truth Hurts/Worse Before It Gets Better

I just have to say, after only two days, that watching—err, reading…following—the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial sucks. I mean, it’s tremendously exciting. And for as much as there is even after only two days, I don’t tire of it at all. I’m following every minute, because I think it’s history in the making and I […]

Posted in Proposition 8, Zack's Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thoughts To Consider Regarding Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the Prop 8 Case

Hopefully, many of you already know that today is the first day of trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a federal proceeding to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which could end up opening marriage to same-sex couples across the nation. This could easily be the Loving v. Virginia of our time, where SCOTUS has the final word […]

Posted in Marriage Equality, National Politics, Proposition 8, Queer Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Daily Show Makes Fun of Christianity and Self-Victimization… Brilliantly!

You and I know that Christianity is the most moral faith. I mean, there are plenty of examples of devoted Christians who just epitomize strong moral values, whether they’re hiking the Appalachian Trail or advocating death to all the gays in Uganda. That is why I am appalled—appalled—that The Daily Show has now TWICE made […]

Posted in Challenging Religious Privilege, Things to Make You Smile | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 10 Christian “Victims” of 2009… They’re Hurting!

One of my first posts of 2009 was making fun of the “Christian Bashing” list from 2008. This year, our good friends at the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission have again put out their list. The language is a bit more refined this time around—no “bashing”—but the list is still as pathetic. Let’s take a look at […]

Posted in Challenging Religious Privilege, Evangelism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Some “War On Christmas” Humor

ZFb has felt pretty heavy lately, so here’s some good clean fun, courtesy of David Willis’ Shortpacked! By the way, apparently a GAP commercial recently featured the word “Christmas” prominently enough for the AFA to call off their boycott. I think that makes the AFA look weak. They’re like Beetlejuice, just say “Christmas” three times […]

Posted in Challenging Religious Privilege, Things to Make You Smile | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Social Justice Education = “Indoctrination” and “Reeducation”

Do you know what microaggressions are? Have you ever been in a situation where you were tracking disparities in privilege? Have you ever thought about triggers and the ways you tend to respond to them? Do you understand what white privilege is and why every single white American benefits from it? Do you understand the […]

Posted in Challenging Racial Privilege, Challenging Religious Privilege, Higher Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Why I Have Mixed Feelings About Thanksgiving

Let me be honest, there are a lot of things I like about Thanksgiving. I think it’s nice to get together with the ones you love. I very much enjoy the food that is served. And I like the idea of modesty and not taking things for granted. Showing each other gratitude is never something […]

Posted in Challenging Racial Privilege, Challenging Religious Privilege | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments