What’s the Difference? The Last Time A Black Person Should Ever Be Asked That Question

Trigger warning: this blog post speaks on matters of racial injustice. Read responsibly. The public murder of George Floyd has triggered people of color everywhere. Wait, black people everywhere. I believe in inclusion and diversity as much as the next person but in these cases, it is hard for me to find someone who doesn’tContinue reading “What’s the Difference? The Last Time A Black Person Should Ever Be Asked That Question”

Call Me Takiyah or Nothing – Why My Name is Here to Stay

Our conversation began with her asking “What’s your name again?”. “It’s Takiyah”, I replied pleasantly. “Don’t you have an easier name than that?” she asked. I looked down at the egg and cheese baleada I was enjoying before she interrupted me and then upwards to the Lord for strength and tact before saying that IContinue reading “Call Me Takiyah or Nothing – Why My Name is Here to Stay”