Tiffanie Drayton

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Frisky Rant: Calling The Kardashians “America’s First Family” Is An Insult To The Obamas

Cosmo’s trivialization of the title “first family” shows a blatant disregard for the Obamas’ legacy and for people of color to whom it represents generations of dreams and aspirations realized.

Tiffanie Drayton / October 5, 2015

#FreedomForKesha: Why The Pop Star’s Suit Against Dr. Luke/Sony Should Matter To All Women In The Music Industry

By allowing the case to drag on, Dr. Luke and Sony are essentially using the legal system to punish Kesha for speaking out about her rape in the first place.

Tiffanie Drayton / September 23, 2015

On Donald Trump & Fathers Who Sexualize Their Daughters

Late one summer night, I received a message on Facebook.

“You looked so sexy,” it read.

Tiffanie Drayton / September 14, 2015

10 Tips For Being A Better Girl Friend And Ally

Last week, in an interview with The New York Times, Miley Cyrus dismissed Nicki Minaj’s criticism of racism in the music industry – exemplified by MTV, which denied “Anaconda” a VMA Video of the Year nomination – claiming that Nicki is “not too kind” or “polite” and too “angry.” And then, as I’m sure you’ve watched over and over agai…

Tiffanie Drayton / August 31, 2015

The Soapbox: As Serena Williams Knows, The Race-Based Wage Gap Is No Joke

Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more.

Tiffanie Drayton / August 28, 2015

Frisky Rant: Enough With This “Friend Zone” Nonsense!

Ughhhhhh. The ubiquity of the whole “friend zone” conversation is depressingly sexist. Every single time I read an article, see a meme or am privy to a conversation where the idea surfaces, I want to literally scream and choke someone. Are people still not aware that they are perpetuating the myth that men are somehow…

Tiffanie Drayton / August 20, 2015

An Open Letter To The Owners Of Certe Pizza, Makers Of The Racist “Pik-A-Nika” Pizza

The immense “success” of this offensive pizza and the subsequent support from mostly white customers allows for a rare glimpse into the pervasive nature of racism rampant throughout the “liberal” East Coast and even more specifically New York City.

Tiffanie Drayton / August 18, 2015

Want A Manservant? There’s An App For That!

“Gilles, fetch me another cocktail and tell me how pretty I am, won’t you?”…

Tiffanie Drayton / August 14, 2015

True Story: I Had A Massive Uterine Polyp

I could have bled to death. Fun!

Tiffanie Drayton / August 13, 2015

The Soapbox: Spreading Unsubstantiated Theories About Sandra Bland’s Death Won’t Bring Her Justice

Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet — including one that claims Bland was lying on the ground in her mug shot photo, the insinuation being that the young woman was dead already.

Tiffanie Drayton / July 28, 2015

The Soapbox: No, You Don’t Have To Be “Respectful” For Police Officers To Be Professional

Sandra Bland’s arrest and death has sparked outrage across the nation. Dash cam footage captured the enraged police officer, State Trooper Brian Encinia, threatening “I will light you up” while pointing a taser because the young woman refused to put out her cigarette or step out of her vehicle during a routine traffic stop. She wa…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 22, 2015

State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Hardly A “Model” Police Officer [UPDATED]

This post has been updated with the dash cam video of Bland’s arrest, as well as details from the press conference held this evening.

Tiffanie Drayton / July 21, 2015

The Soapbox: Chicago Artist Exploits Michael Brown’s Death With Tone-Deaf Attempt To Examine Her Own White Privilege

While attempting to explore white privilege in her latest exhibit, artist Ti-Rock Moore displayed a tone deaf approach of precisely that — white privilege. Moore’s exhibit, Confronting Truths: Wake Up!“, which recently opened in Chicago, was created, according to the artist, to “honestly and frankly… explore white privilege through my acute awareness of the unearned…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 14, 2015

7 Essential Things To Know About Cultural Appropriation

Over the weekend, “Hunger Games” actress Amandla Stenberg blasted Kylie Jenner for appropriating Black culture with little to no regard for the struggles of the Black people who created it, after Jenner posted a picture on Instagram of herself wearing cornrows with the comment: “I woke up like diss.” Stenberg responded with this tweet, invoking…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 13, 2015

South Carolina Took Down The Confederate Flag — Now What?

The Confederate Flag has been removed from the South Carolina Capital: YIPPPPPPEEEE! Time to celebrate? Let’s give ourselves a moment to high-five America for getting rid of an old relic of racism that really should have disappeared over a century ago when the Civil War finally united the country after being divided by the South&#8217…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 10, 2015

The Soapbox: Why Russell Wilson & Ciara’s “No-Sex Vow” Weirds Me Out

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recently did an interview with Pastor Miles McPherson at San Diego’s Rock Church in which he not only confirmed that he has been dating pop star Ciara, but that the couple has vowed to go about their relationship “Jesus’s way” by abstaining from having sex until marriage. Wilson says he got the message…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 9, 2015

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose to white male patriarchy. …

Tiffanie Drayton / July 7, 2015

9 Steps That Would Help Reconcile The Relationship Between White And Black America

After both studying and writing about racial inequality in the United States, I have come to learn that, much like our interpersonal or romantic relationships, most of the ongoing strife between African-Americans and the nation stems from the absence of atonement, forgiveness and reconciliation. Personal relationships are often threatened by wrongdoing. That’s because human being…

Tiffanie Drayton / June 30, 2015

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