All posts tagged: race

Whiteness as default

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<p>I’m guessing that a two-minute video produced a student homecoming committee was not meant to appear in The New York Times in this way. And yet, in 2020, here we are again: Still discussing race as it exists in America, and grappling with the realities of our racial condition from one decade to the next.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2020/01/01/whiteness-as-default/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Whiteness as default”</span></a></p>

All good stories begin in a bar

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<p> Today, I shocked an editor at work with my stories of drinking while under 21. I told her I had lived outside of the US. Then I realized how incredible that moment was.</p> <p>She was the first person who saw me and didn’t assume I was from somewhere other than the United States.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/08/16/all-good-stories-begin-in-a-bar/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “All good stories begin in a bar”</span></a></p>

Race matters

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<figure class="wp-caption"> <p><img src="https://leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/05/0*xwiVchIgUqupyqFZ." data-lazy-src="https://leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/05/0*xwiVchIgUqupyqFZ.?is-pending-load=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class=" jetpack-lazy-image" loading="lazy"/><noscript><img src="https://leoji.blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/05/0*xwiVchIgUqupyqFZ."/></noscript><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@tomcoe?utm_source=medium&utm_medium=referral" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tom coe</a> onĀ <a href="https://unsplash.com?utm_source=medium&utm_medium=referral" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Unsplash</a></figcaption></p></figure> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/15/us/starbucks-philadelphia-black-men-arrest.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Arrested for sitting down at a Starbucks in Philadephia</a>. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/us/native-american-brothers-colorado.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Detained for attending a campus tour in Colorado</a>. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/police-mentos-gun-video.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Gun pointed after he took the Mentos he bought in Southern California</a>. <a href="https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/water-tower-place-to-black-teens-kicked-out-of-mall-it-was-wrong-very-sorry/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kicked out of a shopping mall in Chicago</a>.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/05/09/race-matters/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Race matters”</span></a></p>