Pride Month 2021: ‘Ace of Spades’ by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

In 'Ace of Spades,' Devon & Chiamaka (the two Black students at their school) are targeted by the anonymous 'Aces'…

June 7, 2021

6 Educational Picture Books to Enjoy Reading This March

I have spent the last few weeks reading some brilliant picture books covering topics from vehicles to dinosaurs, racism to…

March 2, 2021

Between the Bookends: 12 Books We Read in April 2018

In this month's Between the Bookends, Mel, Nivi, Sophie, Rebecca, and Lisa share their latest reading as Between the Bookends…

May 1, 2018

Bodger’s ‘5 to 1’ Doesn’t Represent

As a fan of dystopian fiction, I was eager to read it. However, I'm afraid that my enjoyment of the…

August 5, 2017

Casual Racism: Stop Asking Me Where I’m From

Dear drunk man in the wine bar on Saturday night: Let me introduce you to a concept called casual racism.…

July 22, 2017

How to Spell and Dispel Racism

Spelling Bee Champion Ananya Vinay faced casual racism during an interview with CNN. While the news anchor's racist comment was…

June 7, 2017

Cleveland Indians Keep Chief Wahoo

When the Cleveland Indians organization proclaims proudly that the team uniforms next year will continue to portray the racist caricature…

December 21, 2016

9 Reasons Why the Indians Should Become the Cleveland Rocks

9 Reasons We Should Change Our Names to the Cleveland Rocks

October 27, 2016

Chief Wahoo: The Comic Sans of Baseball

The oppressed and mistreated are never as eager to embrace the past as those unaffected by it. It's time to…

October 18, 2016

‘Kinky Boots’: White Male Privilege

Why 'Kinky Boots' is a musical celebration of white male privilege.

August 30, 2016

Gather ‘Round Padawans (Part Seven): Sam Wilson: Captain America

Sam, as an adult, black male, is feeling the full brunt of deeply ingrained social prejudices. The weight of history.…

December 29, 2015