Tag Archive | Whiteness

A Failure of Whiteness

In On Choosing Trump and Being Bad, Caleb Crain wrote that his peers …argue that what triumphed on Tuesday was white racism. That strikes me as true. And it also strikes me as true that white workers were acting out of a deep economic grievance on Tuesday. Argument A doesn’t falsify Argument B, in this […]

John Boyega Has Really Nice Skin

So I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens last weekend. (I know, I know… I joked to JustHusband that we were probably the only people in the Northern Hemisphere who hadn’t seen it yet.)  Overall, I thought the movie was pretty good, though, at times, I found the writing to be a bit clunky and facile. I honestly expected […]

So, about that Austen chick…

Last weekend, I finished reading my first ever Jane Austen novel.  It was all Tricia’s fault. A couple of weeks ago, she had made a passing reference to Sense & Sensibility, and was aghast and appalled when I told her that I had no idea what she was talking about.  She implored me to read […]

White Places and Diverse Spaces

Note:  This is a post about Whiteness.  It will occasionally make reference to specific white people.  However, Whiteness ≠ “specific white people”.  To learn more about this difference, start here. I’m standing in front of two of the oldest buildings on campus.  They date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, their grand Roman/Gothic […]

Racialytics #2: Invisible Majority

Racialytics #2:  Invisible Majority This post is being written by a “visible minority”.  (Well, this is true of all the posts on this blog, since it’s mine, but bear with me.)  According to Statistics Canada, “visible minority” …refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act […]