What Does The Whiteness Project Really Show About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you reject white privilege? How do you deny responsibility for humane speech and action towards others? How do you co-opt other people's struggles? It's pretty easy, apparently.  ...more
Rita Arens Thank you, Rita. Some of these comments make me want to scream. The denial of ...more

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for the Global Teaching Prize

Chances are you know a teacher worth a million bucks—real and metaphorical. You may even be that kind of educator. With a nomination by October 5, that money—the grand prize in the Global Teacher Prize competition—could be in her (or your—go you!) hands. ...more

How to Use Instagram for Visual Blogging

The last thing I thought I needed when Instagram came around was another social platform. The answer to "If all of your friends download an app, does that mean you have to?" is, more often than I'd care to admit, "Yes." In this case it was a win, though, because it wasn't long before I realized that Instagram was exactly what I needed, as much as anyone can need a visually driven mobile social app.This is a nicer, more roundabout way of saying that I am addicted to Instagram....more
BethAtStructure  I agree with you on the interaction, plus I get to look at pictures. Win-win.more

Anthony Weiner and Women: Who Is the Story Here?

Thursday's headlines that Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, thought herself to blame for the congressman's repeated forays into the lands of sexting women who were absolutely not her, kept the focus of his story exactly where it seems to have landed: on everyone involved but him. ...more
This is excellent. It's like you've been inside my head but saying it better.more

No Insurance, No Paid Sick Leave: A New Life at What Cost?

"You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" may come in most handily in romance, but it works for health insurance, too. This post is part of BlogHer's Women @ Work editorial series made possible by AFL-CIO. ...more
I find myself in a similar situation only I didn't quit my job.  One day like any normal nurse ...more

Glee's Cory Monteith Dead at 31: How I'll Remember

I cried when Cory Monteith died, I admit it. It's not really an admission at all, because that would imply that there is something wrong with it, and I don't think that's true. (Image: © The Toronto Star/ZUMApress.com) I've watched Glee since the beginning. I watched it when it could do no wrong, and I didn't quit it when the criticism started, even though I got frustrated with the storylines at times. And unlike some internet critics, I always loved Cory Monteith's Finn. He was flawed and a little bit dorky. He never seemed to know what to do next, but he bumbled his way into some rocking musical numbers, and into finally figuring out that he needed to step up and help Rachel do the hardest part of any relationship in transition -- the leaving part. ...more
Sad for this young man and those who loved him. Your post reminded me of when I was young and ...more

Hold Your Hazelnuts: World Nutella Day Will Go On

Hold your hazelnuts, and pick up your spoons. The makers of Nutella say World Nutella Day will live on after all. Ferrero, Nutella's parent company, announced today that it reversed last week's decision to stop blogger and World Nutella Day founder Sara Rosso from hosting the annual celebration of the beloved Italian snack food. ...more
yucky. I've never liked nutella. :(more

Doors Founding Member, Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Dies

If you've ever heard the organ in The Door's hit "Light My Fire," you've heard Ray Manzarek play, even if you never knew his name.Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.comThe band's founding member and keyboardist, Manzarek died in Germany yesterday at 74 after a long fight with bile duct cancer....more
I loved X's good-bye to their mentor/producer yesterday: http://xtheband.com/2013/05/21/r-i-p-ray/more

What Kermit Gosnell's Murder Conviction Means for Abortion Rights

What does the conviction of Kermit Gosnell mean for abortion rights? There's the surface result, that already polarized comment sections, news reports, Twitter feeds, blogs -- pretty much anywhere an opinion can be shared -- split even further on how this horrific incident can be tagged as central in the abortion debate. ...more
I actually meant how anyone can NOT see it as a clear need. Pppphhhht.more

Preventative Mastectomy: Angelina Jolie's Very Public Choice

Faced with an 87-percent chance of getting breast cancer due to carrying the BRCA1 gene, Angelina Jolie chose to undergo a double mastectomy, she revealed in an op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times. ...more
@KarenLynnn  @Sweetbread6 FDA guidelines for celebrity or consumer endorsement, state that a ...more