Black Face, White Lies: The Rachel Dolezal Story

Twitter was in a tizzy Thursday night after Rachel Dolezal was “outed” by her white parents as being a white woman, passing as black. Rachel Dolezal was the president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. She’s an adjunct professor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University. She’s a wife to a black man and…

What Hashtag Activism Does Wrong

Anger and activism in the united States comes in waves and hashtags. There has been #BringBackOurGirls, #JusticeforTrayvon, #DontShoot, #PrayForFerguson, #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and others. I understand that these hashtags help promote and spread awareness for a cause, however it is doing the exact opposite in some situations; this type of hashtag activism is only good for a…