Does Your Body Language Express Racism?

A study from the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine found that doctors often used the same words when speaking to their black and white patients, although there were striking differences in their body language. When a white patient displayed sings of pain and plummeting vital signs, doctors would stand by the right of their … Continue reading Does Your Body Language Express Racism?

Wanting To Arm Teachers is Inherently Racist

Today students and staff from Parkland will return to their school site after taking several days to process the events of the school shooting. I spent my morning commute deep in thought about this visit to campus and the feelings it must conjure. I've been an urban educator for three years, serving in communities in … Continue reading Wanting To Arm Teachers is Inherently Racist

The Parallels of White Fragility and Catholic Piety

I was raised by an intersection of white and Catholic communities, often finding myself in spaces saturated by people belonging to both groups. My hypothetical religious resume boasts a baptism, confirmation, and a degree from the only United States educational institution founded by Catholic bishops. In these spaces I have found that the religious conservatives … Continue reading The Parallels of White Fragility and Catholic Piety

Ten Signs You’re a White Liberal Racist

In the past few years, I've witnessed a litany of white people discussing their white privilege, ranging from Macklemore's song, Emma Watson's letter to her book club, and Ashley Graham's public acknowledgment. While these steps are progressive in their own right and certainly preferable to denying the fact that white privilege exists, they do not … Continue reading Ten Signs You’re a White Liberal Racist