First, some background: Julie Lea, Founder and Captain of the Krewe of Nyx - a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade established in 2012 "to unite women of diverse backgrounds for fun, friendship, and the merriment of the Mardi Gras season" - has come under fire lately for using the phrase “All Lives Matter” in a... Continue Reading →
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The best time to challenge racism was 600 years ago, before christopher columbus - whose name I will not capitalize - invaded the land now falsely referred to as the "United State" and established a culture of white supremacy, a culture in which people of color, including the very people he stole the land from, don't matter. The second best time is now.
I'm a white girl and I have white privilege. And that privilege is really bad. I've long been aware of the racial inequality in our country: how could I not? I live here. But while it upsets, me I've hesitated to speak out for fear of misusing language, "tokenizing" people victimized by the system, or... Continue Reading →