Tag: race

January 14 2016
Natalie Cushman, Louisville, KY

I have only met Natalie a few times, but I have known her parents for nearly 30 years. Yep, we’re that old. Her mom, Cindy Cushman, has guest blogged here in the past, so we thought this English assignment, penned by[…]

December 14 2015
BRC and Friends — Kathy Khang and Laura Mariko Cheifetz: Holtzclaw, Asian Americans, and Race

[embedyt][/embedyt] Episode details: December 14, 2014 9:00am-9:30-ish, PST Youtube Link Episode Recap: Introductions Complexities and cautions of talking about Holtzclaw, Mixed race realities, oppression competition. Asian American invisibility, Black/white binaries, how white supremacy uses whiteness. Asian Asian understanding and convenience of[…]

October 12 2015

This is exhausting. If you have not read the recent New York Times opinion piece from Nicholas Kristof, The Asian Advantage, this op-ed, has once again riled-up those docile, quiet, and respectful Asian Americans. Kristof, in his attempt to confront[…]

July 28 2015

Thanks for taking the time to find out more about the monthly AAPI Twitter Chat on Race. I hope that, whether you participate in real time or after it happens, that you will find something that is helpful for your own[…]

May 20 2015

There has been so much great stuff written over time about race that there is no way to find the best list of blog posts to read about race. That said what I have given you in this post are some[…]

September 30 2014

BRC and Friends is a 30-minute Google Hangout where I chat with friends and adventurers from around the interwebs. Each episode includes conversations about one of my guests passions, projects or area of expertise, a current events or two and we[…]

September 9 2014

BRC and Friends is a 30-minute Google Hangout where I chat with friends and adventurers from around the interwebs. Each episode includes conversations a current project or passion, some random current events and a few surprises. This is basically an excuse for me[…]

August 19 2014

A few months ago I was asked to speak about race at a cooperative pre-school here in San Francisco. The group was mostly white middle to upper middle class and socially progressive. There were a few folks of color in[…]

May 15 2014

First watch this video from Colorlines’ Life Cycles of Inequality: A Series on Black Men. As I watched this video, I noticed myself holding onto some of the VERY views that these eight black young men were talking about people[…]

May 14 2014

Here is the trailer to the latest all-Asian sitcom, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. First, I will be watching this. Second, if you think there is ANY consensus about this show within the Asian American community, just read the comments on the youtube clip […]

January 13 2014

  This past weekend, I  had the privilege of spending a few days with the folks at the  2014 Christianity 21 Conference in Denver, CO. Along with some truly gifted thinkers and theologies, I was one of the 21 main[…]

August 28 2013

One of my first memories of being a pastor was a visit I made to one of our home-bound members, Julie (not her real name). Julie had been a child of the church, had attended worship throughout her adulthood, sang[…]

July 23 2013

Below is an excerpt from my new Kickstarted book, But I Don’t See You as Asian: curating Conversations about Race. As I mentioned in the opening chapter about Lorenzo, I attended high school in Sacramento, California, in the mid-1980s. The[…]

January 30 2013

We are getting closer and closer. With few bumps in the road, most of the delays now lie squarely with me. The developmental edit is complete, the cover art is almost there and now I need to push through that last 10%[…]

January 22 2013

UPDATE 01.22: Thoughtful response from, Bob Franquiz, I’m Still Learning. I’m Still Growing. I can also see how this particular idea came to be. I have been there. Folks are gathered in a room brainstorming ideas for a theme. Some ideas are way off[…]

December 5 2012

I am so thrilled that my friend and colleague Ryan Kemp-Pappan has agreed to design the cover for my new book on race. I have known Ryan for a while now and his passion for building community and getting to the true[…]

November 24 2012

After going through the pre-requisite angst over writing a book such as this, I’m diving in. And while I have no delusions of grandeur about the scope and impact of this book, I do know that it will combine my passion for[…]

May 8 2012

Colorlines recently posted interview by Jamilah King as he sat down with David Leonard, author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness. Leonard, professor of Ethnic Studies at Washington State University, is challenging the notion that race plays no factor in[…]

March 22 2012

This spring I am taking a personal blogging hiatus and have invited some folks to blog in my stead. It is my intention help share some new voices and perspectives with a larger audience and keep my blog active during my break. If you are interested in guest[…]

March 20 2012

Over the past few years, I have blogged on many issues of justice in the United States mostly around racism, public education and lgbtq struggles. While I have been called the anti-christ, a blamer of “whitey” and an insecure victim[…]

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