• Day 22 – Passing Privilege

    Passing is classified as a member of one racial group being accepted as a member of a different racial group and usually applies to a person of color or multiracial ancestry.  Think Nicole Richie, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Soledad O’Brien, or Rachel Dolezal.  Okay, maybe not that last one but you get the picture. Welcome to Day 22! This story I came across about how the  Johnston family was able to live a lie for many years certainly isn’t new , but it gained national attention once the details came out in a lightly fictionalized movie called “Lost Boundaries”.  It highlighted the act of passing and showed how some people, especially…

  • Day 2 – Fighting for Acceptance

      Welcome to Day 2! Why is there a black history month? Why isn’t there a white, or Latino, Chinese, or Filipino history month being acknowledged and celebrated in our country? Go ahead and do a quick Google search and you’ll see the millions of other people who have asked the same thing. Some out of sheer curiosity, many due to ignorance and plenty because of pure hate.  There is (still) a need for Black History month because there is an incredible amount of history to share about everything from the injustices and varying types of discrimination to our accomplishments and the continuing struggles as a people. We are so much…