Made Up “Rules”

Racism and white supremacy are complex. There are so many difficult conversations to be had and many layers to unpack. I’m struck by something Austin Channing Brown and Brené Brown were discussing in a recent episode of Unlocking Us. White people often depend on rules to help them make sense of what’s going on. WhenContinue reading “Made Up “Rules””

Whiteness as Orientation

The world extends the form of some bodies more than others, and such bodies in turn feel at home in this world. Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology (2006) In Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, Sara Ahmed argues that whiteness is an orientation. People who are white or white-passing tend to be directed toward objects that areContinue reading “Whiteness as Orientation”