As my Netflix times out, this cringe-worthy image pops up on my screen. A promotional photo for the show“Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me!”

Jamie Foxx is an Academy Award winner and grammy winner. Does he really need a non-Black character on his show to draw viewers? This token “white passing” character looks like he MIGHT be Hispanic, but still. Help me understand. I am seeing this as a booming trend. And I don’t know what’s more annoying- *obviously* and *disproportionately* biracial girls being cast with two Black parents or this trend of having a white character to “break up” all the color? Is it because the country is in an ideological civil war and they think people want to see people of different…


Latest Nissan Commercial that racist trolls are accusing of being some conspiracy to force “woke” cultural diversity on those who do not wish to participate.

The uptick in the representation of interracial couples in ads is noticed by everyone. It is however, more than apparent that interracial couples neither asked for this nor necessarily appreciate it. My argument is that it is premature to release a deluge of commercials showcasing interracial couples without much regard for normalization. Interracial couples have not yet been normalized in the United States. In the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement gaining traction in 2020, corporations are benefitting from making well-crafted statements of solidarity for Black people. There is no doubt that the uptick in commercials is due largely…


Chet Hanks on Instagram wearing a shirt that says “Black Queen Summer” on the back, with the caption: “I need all my white boys and black queens to get together and tag me wearing each other’s shirts. I’ll repost you”

Chet Hanks is profiting off of Black women, using a slogan created by a Black woman and that’s simply not ok with me. This is an empty, vapid pseudo-movement that Columbus’ the creative marketing genius of one Black woman (Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Summer) to sell it back to Black women . Not all of us are amused.


Meghan with friends, (roughly) age 15

I’ve been pondering on whether or not to acknowledge this but I am here to write what I haven’t seen written. There is a nuanced piece of Meghan Markle’s story that I have yet to see and I absolutely cannot keep reading articles without putting this opinion out there.

First of all, it seems as if people are either “for Meghan or against Meghan”, which is the determining factor in which I will give an article or opinion piece my time and energy. Overall, I will say that I am “for Meghan”, but I do believe and agree with most…


I won’t dignify my page with an image of Rush Limbaugh. But this image sums up his legacy.

“Turn this off! I don’t want to hear her liberal bullshit!”- shouted my supervisor, who pointed angrily at the TV in reference to Nancy Grace. Why was he so angry? Nancy Grace didn’t even share leftist ideology- her schtick was more along the lines of following the latest missing white girl case. Certainly nothing on Nancy Grace was worth expressing that level of anger. Unfortunately in this environment it was not only normal, but accepted and unchecked. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force between 2009 and 2014. It was very…


1988 Ad for the United Negro College Fund

“College is NOT for everybody”, and it’s true. However, people spend copious amounts of time on social media offering their perspectives on a wide array of issues. Escapism and needing to feel good is critical right now for all of us. We throw ourselves into the latest Netflix drama and share our personal analysis with each other. But what if that same energy to comment on “freeing Britney” could be applied to an academic discussion after watching a required documentary or a required reading? These days there’s not much more required of college students apart from a few papers that…


The view of Kendall Square in Cambrige, MA, ca 2018 from the perspective of the city of Boston.

I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts on the campus of one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. Let’s just say it’s an institute of technology. I live in a high rise building that facilitates graduate students and their families. It is a literal tower. The building I live in the heart of Kendall Square, a booming neighborhood that is home to tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, dozens of biotech leaders such as Moderna and countless startups. My building sits in front of the institution’s business school, which- unbeknownst to me, had Barack Obama there giving a speech…


It seems is if people have a hard time believing that some people just can’t get pregnant. And I mean absolutely nothing. Not so much as a “pregnancy scare”. Not an ectopic pregnancy, no miscarriages- nothing. This constant pushback and false hope given to non-medical professionals about pregnancy creates a very toxic environment for people struggling with infertility. [Please note I am using “people” and not women in the spirit of gender inclusivity but also because male factor infertility is a lesser-talked about condition.]

I am writing this article because I honestly can’t seem to find it anywhere. So hopefully…

Madame Von Kohnington

Diversity & Inclusion Strategist. Aspiring Women and Gender Studies Scholar. Baroness of the Principality of Sealand

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