In light of the Ferguson shooting verdict, this week’s round up is focused on social justice as well as white privilege and the multifaceted and complicated face of racism. As a person of color myself, these issues have always weighed heavy on my heart – but not only because of the way that being a minority has impacted my life personally. Moreover, because I live life with the belief that no “outstanding” characteristic should cause a person to live a disenfranchised existence and that the systemic, institutionalised, and structural racism, whether blatant, unaware, internalised, or otherwise needs to be understood and dealt with accordingly. Take a look below to learn more:

001: When activism and art mix, the results are beautiful
002: giving a new meaning to black friday
003: Jon Stewart makes it painfully easy to understand
004: An extremely articulate and hard-hitting article by Teju Cole about the White-Savior Industrial Complex
005: Another article worth reading.
006: Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit
007: Systematic Inequality explained through shapes
008: A lesson about privilege

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  • Jenna Opsahl

    Great, important post.


    • rae

      Thanks, Jenna.

  • this is a great post! will definitely check out these links, very interesting!

    • rae

      Thanks :)

  • Stephanie Louise

    I was so shocked at how big the verdict got and the other cities in different countries participating – it really comes to show how “amazing” the U.S justice system is (sarcasm sarcasm sarcasm). As a minority being both African-American and Korean…you can get a lot of hardship.

    • rae

      I think it is so sad that we still have not learned to look past color – or that people who happen to be in a position of privilege refuse to see what their skin color as born them into. I can imagine things being difficult in Korea as well – especially since Koreans tend to be very prideful about their own blood (after all, even blood amongst family members matters so much – this is why I was put up for adoption!). I hope you have strong friends and family that stand by you and support you when situations filled with hate or discomfort do come up.

  • Oh Rae, your link drops always provide me with such inspiring things to read, thank you :)

    • rae

      I am really glad that these links are something you have found interesting! :)

  • Totally agree with you. Still shocked by the verdict :(


    • rae

      I know it’s incredibly sad, but I think that Americans are finally waking up and realising that we still have a VERY long way to go until we reach some sort of true equality amongst all human beings no matter what color skin, sexual orientation, religion, financial situation, mobility level, or gender one has.

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    • rae

      Thanks :=

  • Lolo

    Hey, thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog! Your German is great, dont worry! (I hope I wont make many mistakes in english either)
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    • rae

      No problem, Lolo. And thanks :3 Your english is very good as well! And I am happy htat you enjoy my blog!