Classism

I Don't Care What Donald Trump Eats, And Neither Should You

I don't care what Donald Trump eats.

I don’t care what Donald Trump eats, or any other president for that matter. I don’t care if he exercises. Health is not guaranteed under any circumstance.

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Walmart Grocery Pick-Up Is A New Thing. Do We Still Hate Them?

I hate to love Walmart. It’s a complicated relationship, and their new car-side Walmart grocery pick-up is not making it any easier.

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What The Poor Won't Tell You

All I wanted, most days, was a cute apartment with big windows, sheer curtains billowing in the breeze, where I could sit comfortably and read a book.

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Why I Still Shop At Walmart Even Though Everyone Says Not To

I feel less vulnerable when I’m there, more capable, with greater access to the necessities and niceties that make up a more stable life.

I’ve come to like going to Walmart, for the simplest and most humbling reason.

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Harry Potter Turns 20 Today: An Ode To The Boy Who Lived

Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbeldore talks at length about the power of love to overcome all else. What he doesn’t talk about, but is a theme throughout the series, is the power of redemption. (Image Credit: YouTube/CBS News)

I have ventured into the world of Harry Potter over and over again, and every time I finish the series, I feel like I’ve learned another life lesson. So I just want to say thank you to J.K. Rowling for the gift she gave us.

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Your Obsession With Travel Sure Feels Classist To Me

When you hold travel up on some kind of pedestal, you sound classist as hell. Image: Joshua Earle/Unsplash.

I don’t get out much — and it’s not because I don’t have a sense of adventure or don’t care about learning about the larger world: It’s because I’m broke.

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My Wealthy Friend: I Love You, But You’re Hurting Me

Have the awkward conversation. Fight for your friendship if it’s worth fighting for.

It’s Monday, 6 a.m. and Sarah, 30, wakes up — as she does five days a week (but really, it’s seven, because the body is a fickle thing).

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Friend Breakups Can Hurt As Much As Romantic Breakups

There’s a certain irony to it, in my experience, since this means we are constantly bombarded with “how to get over” that ex, but aren’t really guided — by family, social circles and other institutions, or media — on how to deal with “getting over” a friendship.

In a culture focused on the importance and superiority of romantic attraction and relationships — a culture aromantics might call alloromantic-centric — platonic friendships (another form of relationship) are consistently undervalued.

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Can The 'Angry Black Guy' Have White Friends?

It’s not enough to simply declare you aren’t a racist. Anti-racism is an active force seeking to unlearn, decolonize and restructure. Image: author.

It’s easy for folks in America to get angry but it’s incredibly difficult to get them to stay angry. To transfer anger to hope. And to participate in transformation. Then to start all over again with the next hashtag.

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Not Everyone Thinks Funneling More Resources Into Police 'Training' Is Solution to Racist Violence

“The police shooting of ‪Charles Kinsey last week [as of writing] exposed the myth of policing as a viable response to crisis scenarios in the United States.” Image: by Daniel Arauz/Flickr.

Some human rights campaigners argue that now is an important time to scrutinize federal funding of highly-militarized police trainings in the Miami area that may contribute to surrounding police agencies’ aggressive tactics.

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