I don’t know much about Indian culture. In fact, the closest I’ve been to any is second-hand stories from my friend Deanna, a fabulous movie called “Lion” starring Dev Patel, and my nephew, who is currently in Calcutta or thereabouts on a tour of Asia. I do know that actress Priyanka Chopra is Indian, and … Continue reading Here’s Wishing Priyanka and Nick the Best, Mariah Smith
Ordinarily I’m not one to congratulate anyone for doing what they’re supposed to do. I tend to make fun of people who orate at length about how great they are for behaving the right way. You know, because we’re adults, and that’s how we should roll? You know what I mean. Men who brag that … Continue reading Ellen Pompeo, Thank You for Speaking the Truth
So, NBC allegedly officially gave Megan Kelly the boot today following comments she made on her morning show Tuesday, ostensibly wondering why blackface in Halloween costumes is racist. I literally hate the fact that I have to type my own name over and over – simple spelling not withstanding – as I unpack why she … Continue reading Megan Kelly Doesn’t Know Why Blackface Is Wrong on Halloween
So, Bette Midler, a singer/actress I’ve enjoyed for many many years – who didn’t love Beaches? – sent out a few controversial tweets this week using the n-word. I’ve always liked Midler. She’s a great singer, for one, a true entertainer, and she made it big being different. She made herself a star by not fitting … Continue reading If You’re Not Black, Don’t Say the N-Word
A few weeks ago I blogged about Colin Kaepernick as the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary campaign. The blog received hundreds and hundreds of comments, most of which were bad. Ordinarily I have no time or attention for negativity and half baked hate from people who don’t think, or are too scared to compete in … Continue reading I Am Tired of Talking about Race
Ladies, would you throw yourself on the sacrificial altar if you thought you could impact society? Not save it. You don’t have that much power. But maybe you could alter it. Change it in some small way, or hasten steps on the road to change. Perhaps you could be the pivot or the lever or … Continue reading Could You Be a Sacrificial Lamb for the Greater Good?
So, I was in Walmart yesterday to buy my semi-regular infusion of bottled water and coffee Haagen Dazs. I was next in line when a manager approached along with a young lady presumably there to replace the young lady acting as cashier. There was a discussion. I wasn’t close enough to hear what was said, … Continue reading Serena Williams Will Not Be Silent
I’d rather devote time to remembering Aretha Franklin’s legacy. The Queen of Soul passed this week at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer, but instead I’m going to talk about someone I have no respect for. Someone I don’t think has contributed anything to society in any way, unless you’re interested in cautionary tales … Continue reading Omarosa, Why Don’t I Care About Your Book?
I can’t get away from these hashtags, y’all. If you haven’t heard the story of #planebae, let what you read here serve as “a digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent.” Here’s what happened. Earlier this month two women on a plane switched seats so that one could sit next to her boyfriend. … Continue reading Privacy Is No Longer a Thing. Ask #planebae