Tag Archives: Racism

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My Indigenous Heritage, Racism, and My Car

“Nice car”, she said. “Thank you. My husband bought it for me for Mothers Day.” What followed was incredibly vile, and full of darkness. Continue reading →

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Adoption, Racism, and Finding My Identity

…The first instance of my internalized racism was when I asked for a nose job at the age of four so I could look like my mom. Continue reading →

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“Random” Screenings at Airports

In a post 9/11 world, I’ve gotten used to the security scramble I have to go through, especially as a brown-skinned expat who was raised in a Middle-Eastern country and having a Muslim-sounding name. I moved to Canada and met … Continue reading

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The Stereotype in the Restaurant Industry That Needs to End

I worked as a server for many years. I worked in chain restaurants serving food to people stumbling out the bar…as well as pricier joints serving things I could never afford. One thing that all these places had in common … Continue reading

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The Double Standard of Black Women’s Emotions

Let me start out by admitting I have an attitude/anger issue. Being raised in a violent abusive household, as a teen I had trouble in social situations. I always thought it was because of my attitude that I couldn’t make … Continue reading

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Confucius say what? Whitewashed by the colorblind

I was at a retreat for a women’s volunteer organization – this organization works primarily with girls, but it was an event where adult leaders were invited from the entire region. Adult volunteers were there from several counties. I was … Continue reading

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