HYPHENATED* Episode 11: Black Immigrants vs. African-Americans-Overcoming divides and building community

In episode 11 (it’s finally out!), BlackinAsia and unapologetically-yellow discuss a topic submitted by friedapples centered on BlackinAsia’s post about identity politics in the black community, the “splintering of Black America,” and overcoming these divides and building community. This week, in news stories, we have Mario Balotelli breaking down at the pitch after having racist taunts hurled his way; Michael Sam coming out; the problems with The Biggest Loser’s most recent season; the French media going into a tizzy about rumors of an affair between President Obama and Beyonce. Other reader questions and submissions concern “Asian privilege” and a couple articles that have recently come out about “Asian privilege,” and solar-powered-biscuit-dunker’s concern with calling people out in class.


73% of my mood depends on the shade of the lighting in my environment 

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new video up babes!  WHY I’M A….FEMINIST *gasp!!* *shock!!!1* *horror!!!!*

i know, i know.  gender equality is a terrifying thing here on the interwebs.  here are just a few (err…60) of the reasons i’m a feminist.

are you?

" It’s tough to get out of bed; I know that myself. You can lie there for an hour and a half without thinking anything, just worrying about what the day holds and knowing that you won’t be able to deal with it. "