The “opioid epidemic” is not new, it is only when it begins to more widely effect White communities that it becomes a topic of interest for policy-makers and politicians. Communities of color have long suffered from addiction and exploited by Big Pharma.
Often when people of color talk about race we are made to feel crazy. We’ll feel like we’re being told: “It’s all in your head” “You’re just another angry Black woman” “You’re a reverse racist” “Race isn’t a problem, you’re making it one.” Sometimes we’re actually told these things directly. Sometimes I feel like IContinue reading “Epistemic Privilege”
“At times I’m impatient with younger blacks who insist they were or would have been better off in black schools, at least from pre-K through middle school. They had, or would have had, a stronger racial and social identity, an identity cleansed of suspicion, subterfuge, confusion, euphemism, presumption, patronization, and disdain. I have no groundsContinue reading “This is Not a Test”
I attended a talk yesterday afternoon on conducting Anti-racist and feminist work chaired by Sara Ahmed. During the panel the idea of confrontation was raised which made me think about my own work. The panel discussed how using non-confrontational terms might be a way to travel further. However, it creates a paradox in one’s inabilityContinue reading “Killjoys”