On the intellectual labor of Brown Scholars with White Colleagues trying to Diversify their Classrooms

White academics are forever asking me to help them diversify their classrooms, and while I appreciate their desire to diversify – there’s a lot of intellectual labor that goes into this. White scholars, ya’ll are showing your privilege by not even trying to find some of this information yourself. It’s one thing …

In My Words: I Organized the LSU Pro-Immigration Walkout/Protest

In 2007, I danced upon the scene of New York City spoken word with the pen name Poeta Guerrera, rising in popularity amongst local poets with a poem entitled “Violent Silence.” This piece was about the relative silence in our world while millions of people are experiencing modern versions of …

Response to NYC Talking – Angel Rodriguez / Why Richard Spencer earned that elbow

This weekend, I came to learn that neo-Nazi Richard Spencer got decked on the side of the head by a White Antifa member, and I celebrated it. Yes, I celebrated a neo-Nazi that espouses the extermination and conquering of my people getting knocked the fuck out. I received push back …

An Open Letter to Melania Trump from a Third World Feminist

Dear First Lady Melania Trump, My name is Melinda, and I am PhD student in Anthropology, a discipline that has a long and complicated history on building itself on the oppression of people – a discipline with a dirty past that seeks to constantly redefine its boundaries – and make …