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Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 10, 2018
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, After I graduated college, I went to serve in the Peace Corps. In one of the villages I lived in,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Keeps Offending People

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2018
Hi Auntie! I have a friend (let's call him Tommy) and I think he might be a bit racist, or the very least,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Keeps Offending People

Suzanne Collins Knows What's What with Civil Rights; Look at What Mockingjay Can Teach Us About Racism Today

By Janet ManleyJune 21, 2017
This post was originally published in 2014, but its message will always be relevant.—Sparkitors You probably know the phrase, "Panem today, Panem tomorrow,... More  →
Suzanne Collins Knows What's What with Civil Rights; Look at What <i>Mockingjay</i> Can Teach Us About Racism Today

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Police My White Friend's Language?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 24, 2017
Dear Auntie, I was Skyping with a very dear (white) friend of mine the other day and it seemed that he had no... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Police My White Friend's Language?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Won't Stop Using an Offensive Term

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 4, 2016
Dear Auntie, A while ago, I did something I normally don't have the courage to do—I called someone out on a very offensive... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Won't Stop Using an Offensive Term

We Just Reached the Best & Worst Parts of Go Set a Watchman

By ElodieJuly 21, 2015
We're reading Part VI of Go Set a Watchman (and we recapped the previous parts in HILARIOUS DETAIL right here). This... More  →
We Just Reached the Best & Worst Parts of <em>Go Set a Watchman</em>

Our Bestie Rue/Amandla Stenberg Explains Black Hair and Cultural Appropriation

By Janet ManleyApril 17, 2015
Our BFF-ship with Amandla Stenberg, Rue in The Hunger Games, goes all the way back to 2012, when Chelsea Dagger got... More  →
Our Bestie Rue/Amandla Stenberg Explains Black Hair and Cultural Appropriation

Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014
In this edition of Da Newz, H Alan, a St. Louis, MO, native, picks through the issues in Ferguson, where an unarmed... More  →
Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live