Category Archive: White Privilege

The Need to Notice: Race, Representation and Single Stories during TV Pilot Season

As summer comes to an end, we not only prepare for a turn in the weather (hopefully) and a new school year, but also a new batch of TV shows — it’s pilot… Continue reading

What to Read, Watch & Think About in the Wake of Charlottesville

Like so many others, I’m still processing the events in Charlottesville which, …became the site of an extended white-supremacist revival meeting. On Friday night, like a nightmarish graduation procession, a few hundred white… Continue reading

The Ubiquity of Microaggressions in ‘News’ Story Headlines: A Call for Awareness

This girl is so badass it’s blowing my mind. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so down with the Huffington Post contributor, Ryan Grenoble, arguing that Li Sa X is ‘breaking stereotypes’ for girls by… Continue reading

A [Love] Letter to You, to Us

Dear Youth, Media & Educational Justice Fam, I’m not sure where to begin, tonight rendered me speechless. After leaving class, I walked to the subway in a daze and as soon as I… Continue reading

Celebrating a Small “Victory” in the Wake of Cultural Mis-Appropriations at the VMAs

Just when we thought that Miley Cyrus and the overtly racist bubble she’s been bouncing around in for the past few months might soon float into oblivion (or popular culture purgatory) as summer… Continue reading

Becoming Hip-Hop: Finding My Place in a Culture, Movement, and Pedagogy

In January I wrote a post, My Semester in Review: The People & Things That Have Inspired Me, reflecting on my fall semester, a series of four months full of experiences that have… Continue reading

I’m Not Laughing: A Response to Rebecca Martinson’s E-mail to her Delta Gamma “Sisters”

Yesterday afternoon Gawker posted a story entitled, “The Most Deranged Sorority Girl Email You Will Ever Read” (full text of the letter is posted below). The gist: a member on the executive board of… Continue reading

The Anger, Pleasure & Sheer Guilt of Sunday Nights at 9:00, A Semi-Auto-Ethnographic Analysis of HBO’s “Girls”

This past weekend I attended the Central Pennsylvania Consortium’s Annual Women’s Studies Conference.   I not only met some amazing undergraduate Women’s & Gender Studies majors from Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, and Bucknell;… Continue reading

What Still Remains Left Unsaid about “Being White in Philly”: An Open Letter to Robert Huber

So……the above image is the cover of the most recent edition of Philadelphia Magazine. An aesthetically bold cover–the juxtaposition of colors absolutely catches your eye. And that most likely happens before you even read the… Continue reading

Final Reflection for “Storying Educational Lives” (Spring 2012)

I have been doing a lot of reflecting on this year in the past two weeks, more reflecting than I tend to do when an academic year comes to a close. While I… Continue reading