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The Privilege Papers: No One Ever Called Me a Racist

The Privilege Papers is a new series of blog posts I’m writing about White Privilege and my efforts to teach my children and myself about racism in America. People who follow me on Facebook may have noticed that I’m sharing a lot of great posts about racial disparity in America. Someone I know joked, “Who called Amanda a racist?” and I know that the assumption was that these posts were shared in defense or contrition, but that is not the case.  I’m not making amends. I’m not clutching my pearls of white guilt.… Read more The Privilege Papers: No One Ever Called Me a Racist

Weighty Issues: Episode One, I Start Therapy Tomorrow

Hi, my name is Amanda, and I have a weight problem am clinically obese. I’m not an alcoholic, a drug addict, or a hoarder.  I’m highly functional, successful even.  I’ve even been told that people look up to me.  But beneath all that success I have issues, and I try (and fail) to deal with them with food.  Surprised? I could join Weight Watchers (again) and it would work if I made/let it.  But that’s just programming to make me compute.  I’m not a robot; I’m a human being.  I… Read more Weighty Issues: Episode One, I Start Therapy Tomorrow