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Is being white and being privileged two inseparable characteristics?

I never thought I was privileged, in fact my family doesn’t believe that anyone should get anything they don’t work for. Even though my parents make enough money to send me and my four siblings […]

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I AM: Hispanic

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I AM: White

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I don’t think I discriminate

I don’t think I discriminate but I have noticed that I really only hang out with people of my same age and race. I don’t dislike other people who don’t fit these things, but I […]

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Race is a Very Confusing Thing

So, race is a very confusing thing. On the East Coast I am prejudged a white woman of privilege (at least until you get to know me). When I go to Oklahoma, people can see […]

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I am: A female who wears men’s clothing

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I Am: Short

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Real Human Connection Takes Time to Develop

In the late nineteen seventies, as I neared completion of graduate school, I had one of the best learning experiences.  This occurred near the end of my graduate program in counseling.  I was working as […]

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Disabled Americans Deserve Support

We have to take care of all disabled Americans – especially disabled veterans and law enforcement officers who put themselves in harm’s way everyday to give us a safe place to live

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I AM: Gay

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I AM: Young

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The Power of Words

At a recent Safe Places workshop designed to help people reduce the often hostile workplace environments in which LBGT navigate their daily lives participants were asked to reflect on the “power of words” as a […]

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How do you usually respond when someone tells a racist or sexist joke?

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