N.A.H. Rewind: The Best of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a look back with a countdown of the Most visited Notes of the year.

20. An Unexpected, But Very Welcome Gift

19. Is Saying “Everything Happens For A Reason” Helpful or Harmful? My Answer: It Depends on Who You’re Talking To

18. Denial Is The Fuel That Feeds Rape Culture

17. These 3 Videos Highlight The Absurdity of “All Lives Matter”

16. On “Inspirational” Comparisons Between Light And Darkness As Tools of Anti-Blackness

15. Your Outrage At The $15 An Hour Crowd Is Misdirected

14. I’ll Never Be Here for The N-Word In Any Of Its Forms

13. Changing Directions

12. “When Diversity Means Everything, Diversity Means Nothing”

11. Write Your Dreams Down, and Don’t Crumple The Paper

10. Perception Is A Powerful Thing

9. Notes for the Field: A Collection of Essential Notes for Social Work Practitioners and Other Helpers

8. 10 Rules of Survival if Stopped by The Police

7. The Keys to “Success” Should Not Be Rooted in Anti-Blackness. On Internalized Racism, And Despising Black Hair As Access To Employment

6. 9 Pieces of Advice I Learned From Meeting A College Athletic Director

5. Create Your Personal SWOT Analysis

4. How To Support The Work of Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian

3. 5 Pieces of Advice I Took from A Meeting With A College President

2. On Power & Privilege Denial, and “Hurt Feelings” in Social Justice Work

1. Yes, Anger Does Influence My Work for Social Justice, and No, We Won’t Calm Down

Time Tested Favorites: Here are the top 5 most visited Notes in 2016 from previous years:

5. Hurry Up and Wait: On Social Justice Elitism and Eagerness for Social Change

4. Treat Others How They Want To Be Treated

3. Notes From An Aspiring Humanitarian (N.A.H.)

2. An Open Letter to the Parents of College Students: 8 Things They Want You To Know

1. How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?

Whether you’re new to this blog, or have been with me from the very beginning, thanks for reading, listening, sharing and supporting.

More notes to come in 2017…


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW

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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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