Monday, December 8, 2014


This rabbit cheating at hurdles is the most adorable thing. Source.

1. Black-on-Black Violence: Pastor Voddie Baucham’s Assault on Black People (posted December 1) "This system of White-on-Black violence has defined the last 400 years of American history."

2. St. Louis Cops Condemn NFL Team’s ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture (posted December 1)

3. Yale Black Law Students: Michael Brown Case 'Made A Mockery Of Our So-Called Post-Racial Society' (posted December 1) "We are sad because the grand jury’s refusal to indict was an example of the manner in which the criminal justice system continually refuses to provide relief to Black people in America."

4. How to Make Your Last Name Plural This Christmas Season (posted November 25) This is so important.

5. The Divorce Surge Is Over, but the Myth Lives On (posted December 2) "There are many reasons for the drop in divorce, including later marriages, birth control and the rise of so-called love marriages."

6. Are you being persecuted? (posted December 3) "The whole story of Advent is the story of how God can’t be kept out."

7. The Eric Garner decision confirms a holiday of horrors. 'Tis the season for more protest, not less (posted December 3) "The 'Seasons Greetings' message was an indecent, pornographic juxtaposition of the coming holiday season – that everything’s going to be OK – against the bleak reality of our current American nightmare – that nothing really is, especially if you’re a person of color."

8. #Crimingwhilewhite is a mind-blowing view into white privilege and the law (posted December 3) "I once jumped a turnstile while trying to catch a subway. Received a warning. Wasn't choked out & killed. Nice. #CrimingWhileWhite"

9. Guest Post from Jason Wiedel: Standing Up for Christmas (posted December 3) "The Naughty or Nice List gives high ratings to those companies that verbally acknowledge Christmas, but it has nothing to say about the way these companies treat their employees, their communities, or their product sources."

10. The White Church, Purity Culture, and Ferguson (posted December 4) "In conservative white woman mode, the Obama daughters were no longer teen girls playfully annoyed with their father – they were adult women purposefully dressing to provoke and therefore 'should know better.'"

11. ‘Racism without racists’: White supremacy so deeply American that we don’t even see it (posted November 27) "They’re not lying — they’re just wrong."

12. Actual War on Black People Distracting from Fictional War on Christmas (posted December 5) Yep.

13. a guide to tell if women are allowed to be pastors (posted December 6) Simple and handy flowchart.

14. How Jesus saves through Michael Brown and Eric Garner (posted December 5) "I don’t think that you get to consider yourself 'saved' by your belief that Jesus died for your sins if you are not also cut to the heart by the ways that you participate in Jesus’ crucifixion in the world today."

15. “He’ll never by the cow when he can get the milk for free” (posted December 3) "But when you boil this down, the entire point of the idiom is that women should use sex to lure men into marriages they would not otherwise enter."

16. What the ICU Taught Me About Marriage (posted December 4) "It has taken years, five at this count, to learn about each other’s experiences of The Illness, as we call it. It was weeks before Rick first learned about the dangerous clot buster and the excruciating 24 hours we endured, waiting and watching to see if he would hemorrhage uncontrollably."


  1. Thanks for the link to #Crimingwhilewhite. I can't figure out how any adult raised in America thinks there's no police bias. You might be interested in my shoplifting experience, in which, as a 39-year-old white woman accompanied by a child, I was assumed to be someone who had just forgotten to pay and would soon return to the store.

    Thanks also for the very cute rabbit video. :-) I used to have a rabbit much like that (only brown instead of black) and that brought back good memories.