Privilege Can Be Petty — and Dangerous

So, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta had his hard pass revoked this week after he challenged President Trump in a post-midterm election press conference. USA Today reported that “news organizations condemned the move, calling it a threat to freedom of the press. “Such interactions, however uncomfortable they may appear to be, help define the … Continue reading Privilege Can Be Petty — and Dangerous

Caitlyn Jenner Will Be OK, But What About Her Black, Poor Counterparts? #transgender #bias

I’m thrilled for Caitlyn Jenner. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for her to deny who she was her whole life. I have to give her props for accomplishing so much despite what must have been a big hole in the soul based on what I’ve read and heard her say on TV.  Caitlyn Jenner

At times, I imagine it must have been horrid to walk around hiding from everyone, feeling so isolated, so trapped behind a mask, I suppose you might say. A mask that enabled her to look out, but no one else to look in.

She’s going to do a lot to bring awareness and hopefully acceptance to transgender people and the struggles that they, and many of us, go through trying to be our authentic selves. But I saw something on Instagram that made think about the disparity between black and white, rich and poor, known and unknown as it pertains to personal freedom of identity. Continue reading “Caitlyn Jenner Will Be OK, But What About Her Black, Poor Counterparts? #transgender #bias”