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”
Hello all, for the dozen or so of you paying attention I have begun writing a blog series I am calling “The Late Take” exclusively on Facebook.
The goal of “The Late Take” is to look back at stories and news that captured our collective attention and to put some thought into them after the dust has settled. Some of the stories will be goofy and fun, others not so much. Either way, I would love your comments as well as your shares.
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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.)
With a unanimous vote, 2017 has been formally inducted into the Men are Trash Hall of Fame. It is no surprise given 2017’s seemingly endless string of YFITs (Your Fave is Trash) TGTs (That Guy Too?) and GTFOHs (You get that one). 2017 broke records for all of these statistics which first became official in 1946 after the end of WWII when the need to put women back in their place was at an all-time high.
The Men are Trash Hall of Fame voters are a who’s who of misogyny, patriarchy, and assault. The panel of judges included recently inducted 2016, affectionately referred to as “Year of the Pussy Grabber”, 1991, most noted for Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court nomination, and 1955, the year Ralph Kramden made domestic violence the greatest “punch” line in sitcom history. [Read more…] about 2017 Elected to the Men are Trash Hall of Fame