It was the social media post heard all over TikTok.

User Bratt4U made a simple post, a video saying this: “If you’re white, don’t call me sis. Point blank period.”

Their request was met, not with understanding or respect, but by immediate backlash, hatred, and racism.

Numerous people, the…


This is a rant, but it needs to be said.

Picture it: you are at brunch with family or out and about with your child. You’re enjoying the company when a person, a relative stranger, reaches over to touch your baby. You freeze up, everything seemingly goes into slow motion…


In case you didn’t know, this is still a Simone Biles stan account.

This is a Naomi Osaka stan account.

(For those unfamiliar with the term, a “STAN” is an extreme fan. A supporter that leaves the long comments, defends in the public, buys the merchandise, and does what they…


Go where you are loved, not where you are merely tolerated…

Whew! If you missed the news, the culture is BUZZING with excitement for Nikole Hannah Jones.

In case you missed it, Nikole Hannah-Jones, winner of the MacArthur “genius grant” for her reporting on continued segregation in American life and


I wrote this some time ago, but I personally needed to revisit it in light of the Pandemic, ensuing social unrest, and, lately, the seemingly unending cases of police brutality and racist violence I am witnessing on my tv screen, news feeds, and social media pages. …


“You talk white.” one of my fellow classmates said in disgust, prompting others around to snicker and giggle. I was in the 2nd grade, it was just after lunch and we hand made it to the concrete covered field our elementary school dared to call a play yard.

I had…


Chrissy Teigan shared a few moments of grief on her Instagram. She recently suffered the loss of her unborn son, who she and her husband, singer John Legend, had been calling Jack.

She chose to share that loss on her Instagram. Her post opened up a flood of responses; words…


Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

No one expected 2020 to turn out the way it has. To say that so many of us have felt the sting of disappointment, the anguish of fear, and the struggle with out own mental health issues is an understatement. …


If we thought that Rachel Dolezal was an enigma, we were all corrected by today’s revelation courtesy of Jessica Krug.

Jessica Krug, a white professor who teaches “politics, ideas, and cultural practices in Africa and the African Diaspora” at George Washington University, outed herself on Medium, outed herself after pretending…


Recently, CBS shared a poll, dubbed the Battleground Tracker, conducted to survey attitudes about various concerns in the United States.

As CBS notes about the following information:

“The CBS News national survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 2,226 U.S. registered voters interviewed between August 19–21…

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer, podcaster and cultural commentator. Featured in WIRED Magazine (September 2020). She is based in Philadelphia.

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