a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Posts Tagged ‘talking “white”

I’ve been lucky, my current circle of friends are an amazing bunch of folks from a wide variety of races, ethnicities, sexual orientation and gender presentation. I think it’s because of this diversity that they’re aware of privilege; both the privilege they have and the privilege they don’t have. It’s been a long while since I’ve heard really […]

Why You Talk So White?

Posted by: erika on: March 2, 2012

This video floated into my Facebook feed today and I thought I would share it with you.  While this woman is African American with strong and linguistically evident roots to her homeland and I do not, I still feel her frustration.  Why do you talk so white was a common mantra in my childhood and […]

“You’re the Whitest Black Person I Know!”

Posted by: erika on: May 15, 2011

**Warning-Swearing, ranting, and general anger will follow.  Read at your own risk** What the Fuck does that mean? I have no clue, but I’ve heard it for MY ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE and I’m completely over it.  Today, I heard it from one of my subordinates, who happens to be a gay Latino man. Let me […]


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