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About banksceleste

Emory Graduate. Fulbright Grantee in Taiwan. From Kansas City. Love: running, hiking, baking, cooking, and entertaining. Ig: celeste_b23 Twitter: mcbanks7

Pandora’s Box

With human and civil rights issues I’ve found that knowledge is like a pandora’s box. Once you start to learn about it you can’t “unknow”  it. You can’t pretend it isn’t happening. Modern day slavery. Sexual assault. Racism. You can’t watch movies … Continue reading

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following up. and on, and through.

Books I want to read later, and good follow up to the recent reblog. I want to be Michelle!

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The Dirty P Word

It was one of the last days of my senior year of college. It was a beautiful day. I organized a group of my girlfriends to go down to the closest lake, rent a boat, and spend the day soaking up … Continue reading

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Race ya.

I identify with so much of what is being said here.

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Tim Wise refutes denial

Originally posted on NIOT Princeton:
You may know someone who disagrees with your opinion about the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson. Here is Tim Wise, the noted anti-racist educator, refuting the denials  point-by-point. There will be a peaceful rally for…

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Miley Cyrus, Halloween, and Corn Rows

So, what do Miley Cyrus, Halloween, and white  corn rows have in common? They’ve all recently been in the spotlight in social media for perpetuating cultural appropriation in some form. Three or four months ago the trailer for the movie … Continue reading

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Being an Ally: What Does That Mean and Why Is It Relevant?

According to dictionary.com an ally is: “a person who associates or cooperates with another; supporter.” It sounds relatively simple right? …Supporting someone else? After doing a quick Google search on “how to be an ally” I learned that it is … Continue reading

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