Notes You May Have Missed Vol. 8

Published on the last Thursday of each month, Notes You May Have Missed features selected notes from the past and present.

These notes serve as an introduction for new readers of N.A.H. and as a recap for regular visitors.

“Why Are You Surprised that I Speak English So Well?” And 25 Other Questions Asian Americans Have for White People

“Why is it weird when all Asian people hang out, but it’s fine when all white people hang out?”

In this video entitled “26 questions Asians have for white people”, members of the buzzfeed team pose questions related to the media, culture/language, geography, and talking about race.

Trigger Warnings in Course Syllabi?

“This radio broadcast (22 minutes, 22 seconds) is from an article that was shared with me by a colleague about trigger warnings in course syllabi.”

For Would Be Allies On The Road To Equity: To Move Beyond Misrepresentation, We Must Acknowledge The Facts

“For me, it is important to acknowledge that as just and humane as I might strive to become, I can’t erase the fact that my membership in certain groups provides me with unearned privilege just by the fact that I so happen to be a part of them, and that people who have experienced oppression from those groups may not necessarily be as receptive to me as I might like them to be, and understandably so.”

Do You Take Your Truth Black Or With Cream And Sugar? 14 Articles For White Folks Willing To Do Their Own Work

“For people who are white who are interested in learning the truth about the notion of white supremacy, and searching for ways to act, here are 14 articles with examples that bring the privileged reality of whiteness to bear and can help you to do your own personal work, if you’re willing to listen.”

Thank you for your readership and sharing.


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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