Monthly Archives: May 2012

Say What?

If you know me, you know that I really don’t have anything to say unless it relates to privilege and oppression. Lately, the people I’ve been talking to have a lot to say also and I’d like to make a … Continue reading

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Break the Cycle

A lot of oppression happens because of systems in society that are the core of many social justice issues. People with a lot of privilege like to blame individuals for their failures. Based on their experience, they believe that they worked … Continue reading

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Raising Privileged Kids

I’m raising two white boys who will grow up with a lot of privilege. That’s a big responsibility. Not only do I have to examine my own privilege, I have to provide opportunities for them to do that also. Of … Continue reading

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Notes for Your Counselor

My first idea for a blog was to write letters to the boys explaining all the weird stuff in their lives and explain why my husband, Ed, and I make the decisions we do. I was going to name it … Continue reading

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Social Justice Parenting

I’m getting ready to start writing some things about parenting from a social justice perspective. In the meantime, here’s a good post from Momastery to get your juices flowing. (Thanks Jessi for the link!) People tell me (or tell others) … Continue reading

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Oppression and Student Development Theory

I work in student affairs which means I work at a university with college students. People in student affairs study student development theory. These are theories that help explain how college students learn and grow throughout college and beyond. Coming … Continue reading

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Still Not Convinced Oppression Exists?

The original goal of this blog was to find examples of privilege or oppression in everyday life. My friend Stephen Quaye sent me a link to a story that is the perfect illustration of what I’m trying to preach. Read … Continue reading

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