Links I Love

A roundup of some of my favorite things I've read and seen on the Internet recently!

For our white friends desiring to be allies  Advice for white people who want to become more aware of their privilege and how to be a true ally to POC. 

I also quite enjoyed this older article from The New York Times Magazine on White Debt.

Being white is easy, in that nobody is expected to think about being white, but this is exactly what makes me uneasy about it. Without thinking, I would say that believing I am white doesn’t cost me anything, that it’s pure profit, but I suspect that isn’t true. I suspect whiteness is costing me, as Baldwin would say, my moral life.

For me, whiteness is not an identity but a moral problem. Becoming black is not the answer to the problem of whiteness, though I sympathize with the impulse, as does Noel. ‘‘Imagine the loneliness of those who, born to a group they regard as unjust and oppressive and not wanting to be part of that group, are left on their own to figure their way out,’’ Noel wrote recently in his own narrative, ‘‘Passing,’’ the story of how he left a lower-middle-class family and a college education to work in factories for the next 23 years.
— White Debt

I read The Year of Living Danishly as well this month and I really enjoyed it. I'm always interested in how other countries might be doing things better or differently, so I loved this one!

I also finished Hillary Rodham Clinton's book What Happened on the day after Christmas, I devoured it in 24 hours. It made me angry and sad and... I don't even know what else. But it was definitely a necessary read. 

There's been a lot of discussion about sexual assault and harassment in light of the #metoo movement and I really enjoyed this article about women discomfort in the face of men's pleasure during sex.