The problem with colorblindness

Fascinating article in Psychology Today that suggests “colorblindness” is really a form of racism. Many people think colorblind ideology is the same as equality; that is, everyone will be treated the same, and their skin color doesn’t matter (or...

“Expat” vs “Immigrant”

A commentator in The Guardian poses a great question: Why are white people living abroad called expats, while people of color are immigrants? Defined that way, you should expect that any person going to work outside of his or her country for a period of time would be...

American anger 2016 and “the other”

Have you gotten into an argument about politics yet this season? If so, you’re not alone. And if it seems like these disputes are becoming more toxic and mean, they are, according to a fascinating, though not surprising, essay in the New York Times this week....

#oscarssowhite

And the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has done it again. It’s proved that it may be many things, but it is not reflective of the U.S. Actors of color were shut out of the nominations again. And people are noticing. There is a #oscarssowhite...