Monthly Archives: April 2014

The End of Affirmative Action

I know I’m a slacker on the blog post front (sorry WRSM-er’s [wait, is that what our readers are called?]) anyway… I had to break my silence on the recent SCOTUS ruling re- affirmative action. If you cool kids haven’t heard, the Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action ruling came down, 6-2 banning state […]

Black Superwoman Incarnate

Depression? Defeat? Anxiety? Sadness? In the words of Sweet Brown “ain’t nobody got time for that!” As a black woman (see what I did there, speak in the singular because I am speaking only for myself) I have been told time and time again to be strong… to be resilient. And, generally, I am. But […]

“You Don’t Look Like You Went to Wellesley…”

I have been on a slight hiatus from writing for reasons that were unclear to me until I discovered that it had been awhile since I encountered ignorance. This very blissful vacation from ignorance came to an abrupt end last week as I was sitting at lunch after a talk about stop & frisk and […]