prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group.“colorism within the black community has been a serious emotional and psychological battle”
This past Christmas through various relatives my son managed to accumulate what to a four-year-old must seem like a vast amount of money. His newfound windfall has gone largely to the purchase of various treats and toys much to my mother’s merriment. She specifically instructed me that this money was for “toys and bullshit.” Translation, she didn’t want her money going to anything practical. My son, being of like mind, when asked why he doesn’t buy his own pizza and junk food when we go out answers “You’re the grown-up, you’re supposed to pay for it.” Fair enough. [Read more…] about Beer Money
Apartment hunting is the absolute worst. If you have ever looked for a place on Craigslist it can be a gasoline-fueled dumpster fire of slum lords, shady real estate agents and outright scams. While it is easy to dismiss the BS and slog through the river of excrement that is Craigslist sometimes it’s worth going down the rabbit hole.
Below is a text message exchange I had with a scammer who advertised an entire house for rent in Newark for $1000 a month.
(Note: I would normally cover the texter’s phone number but they are stealing people’s money so the hell with them.)