On Privilege

My first year of graduate school a friend told me I reminded her of Pacey on Dawson’s Creek.  She told me I was a ‘pretty boy’ and asked me rhetorically, “shouldn’t you be working in finance?” I told her she sounded like my father.  She apologized. The choice, to do the work that seeks equality and …

On Identity and Collective Trauma

How did the frontier establish our understanding of education and racial identity in the US? What does it mean to be white in this country?  Whiteness is socially constructed through the identification that the color of one’s skin separates one person from another: creating the gap of identification with another group because of their skin …