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Some Cold Ass Truth About My White Privilege

Some Cold Ass Truth About My White Privilege
My ass is cold. The bees are swarming. Not a restroom in sight. And it’s only halftime. It’s the first game we’ve played against Deerfield, and we’re already getting crushed. Scanning the bleachers, there must be, what…Forty? Fifty of us? We are parents, grandparents, and dragged-along siblings, watching two middle school soccer teams on the Evanston Township High School football field. “C’mon, boys!”... Read more »

White Privilege And Systemic Racism In Suburban America

White Privilege And Systemic Racism In Suburban America
As organizers at New Trier High School defend a day-long diversity seminar, planned for February 28th, parents and alumnae like Francesca Gazzolo, Gracee Wallach, Mia Neumann and Cookie Belknap Fernandez openly address the school’s lack of diversity. Here’s a comparison of New Trier versus its longtime rival and neighbor to the south, Evanston Township High... Read more »

New Trier Grads, Amidst Fierce Opposition, See Race As Nonpartisan Issue, Advocate For Discussion

New Trier Grads, Amidst Fierce Opposition, See Race As Nonpartisan Issue, Advocate For Discussion
As administrators and organizers at New Trier High School face fierce opposition toward its upcoming February 28th all-day seminar, Understanding Today’s Struggle for Racial Civil Rights, one vocal opposition group in particular, referring to itself as Parents of New Trier, created this website with the tagline, “Because New Trier’s All School Seminar Day is Biased,... Read more »
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If Trump Made An OKCupid Online Dating Profile

If Trump Made An OKCupid Online Dating Profile
DJTsexy1600 Age: 69 Washington, D.C. Basics: White, speaks English (The number one language, comprendo?), never smokes, doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs, and avoids taxes (More money for you, Honey. Am I right?). Education: Attended New York Military Academy, Fordham and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Religion: Presbyterian, but not important (and I’m not... Read more »

How Meryl Streep Owned Golden Globes With Class And Nailed D.J. "Bully" Trump's Pathetic Ass

How Meryl Streep Owned Golden Globes With Class And Nailed D.J. "Bully" Trump's Pathetic Ass
With thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Meryl Streep last night accepted the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. And, with characteristic poise and serenity, Streep reminded the rapt Golden Globes audience — as well as millions of viewers — that Hollywood, foreigners, and the press are... Read more »

Called A "Faggy Dyke", Kindergarten Teacher Jia Howard Goes High...And Glitters

Called A "Faggy Dyke", Kindergarten Teacher Jia Howard Goes High...And Glitters
After a stranger publicly accosted Arizona kindergarten teacher Jia Howard’s sexual orientation, she wrote this post on Facebook: 12/6/16 8pm Hello, my name is: Faggy Dyke
. Let me back up and explain. You see, today I got to experience my first “official” introduction to Trump’s America. Also [known] as: the next 4 years of my life.  As per... Read more »
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Evanston Post-Election Community Meeting. What I Saw And Heard.

Evanston Post-Election Community Meeting. What I Saw And Heard.
[Earlier today, I had a pen and paper when I arrived an hour before the 3pm Post-Election Community Meeting. The observations and quotes shared here are from my personal reflections and are not intended to be taken as exact statements.] It felt like entering a memorial service, with all those hushed tones and somber faces. A hazy sun shone through... Read more »

A Private, Mom-to-Mom Convo About Online Predators, Bullying And The Abyss Of Social Media

A Private, Mom-to-Mom Convo About Online Predators, Bullying And The Abyss Of Social Media
Maren’s younger daughter, then age 13, was communicating online with an individual in his 30s, claiming to be a teenager. Maren discovered this when she walked into the house one afternoon and found her daughter Skyping with the man. “What happened when you walked in?” I asked. I hardly knew this mom, but she’d reached out to me to share... Read more »

The groping and the boy across the hall

The year was 1986. I was 18 years old, a senior in high school, on spring break with 10 of my friends. It happened sometime between 5 and 9 pm. Our Ft. Lauderdale hotel was cheap, filled with other spring breakers just like us, room after room of young, hormonal bodies. We’d pooled our hard-earned... Read more »
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To The Smarmy Soccer Parent I'd Like To Run Out Of Town With A Stick

To The Smarmy Soccer Parent I'd Like To Run Out Of Town With A Stick
Hey you, you self-important soccer parent. Yeah you. The one screaming at our VOLUNTEER commissioner about what he’s doing wrong with our league, accusing him of forming imbalanced teams rather than letting your kid know that SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LOSE UNTIL YOU CRY. You know I’m talking to you, you coward. Take your... Read more »
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