I’m Chinese American and I Think This Weekend’s Peter Liang Protests Were a Problem, and an Opportunity

An excerpt:

Many Asian Americans fail to see this systematic violence as related to them, when in fact history has taught us that white supremacy is a revolving door that deems different groups of marginalized folks as “unsafe” based on what benefits white people at the time. White people will always find new reasons to profile people of color as criminals, spies, terrorists, and so forth, and Asian Americans are not immune. When the tide of favorability turns against us, I would hope that other people of color would stand in solidarity — just as Asian American folks need to stand in solidarity now.

Read the whole essay here: I’m Chinese American and I Think This Weekend’s Peter Liang Protests Were a Problem, and an Opportunity

What We Can All Learn From Nicki Minaj Schooling Miley Cyrus on Tone Policing — Everyday Feminism

What We Can All Learn From Nicki Minaj Schooling Miley Cyrus on Tone Policing — Everyday Feminism:

Everyone’s talking about the confrontation between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. Here’s why this author’s on #TeamNicki – and what you need to know to avoid being part of the problem of tone policing. 

Thanks, Stan, for sharing this article.

See also: this video about how to apologize after getting “called out.” I put “called out” in quotations because more and more, I am finding myself favoring “calling someone in” over “calling someone out” — as in, calling someone into a conversation or a learning experience.  

OK…one more: this video by Jay Smooth on how to talk about race (touches on multidimensionality, on how important it is to remember that we are good people AND we have unconscious biases/prejudices so we can continue grappling with race issues).