"I could not in good faith write a piece to other light-skinned girls and women asking them to do better, without acknowledging that I too have been capable of this sort of violence."
"You can do a kindness or be kind without being nice. Kindness doesn’t require that you modulate your voice or adjust your tone. Often doing a kindness can come off as distinctly un-nice."
STRANGE FRUIT: MUSINGS ON POLITICS, POP CULTURE, AND BLACK GAY LIFE
This week writer Leigh Green discusses her compelling op-ed, "White Supremacy in Me: Light-skinned and part of the problem," where she acknowledges the privileges associated with her skin tone, and challenges other light skin folk to begin the work of using their proximity to whiteness to disrupt an unjust system and spark a revolution.
"Your desire to play gatekeeper to the rights of others is ignorant and informed by patriarchal systems that you claim to disavow."
"If all my energy is spent trembling through my darkness and searching to find some beauty in it, am I really dealing with my trauma, or am I simply monetizing it?"
"It is no measure of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society."