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I was around 12 years old when I told my parents I wanted to become a communion member of the Orthodox Presbyterian church my family attended.

I had watched other kids go through the membership process. …


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Women tried to warn us.

“The political situation is made ever more precarious by what many Afghans perceive to be U.S. aggression against our country and our civilians, even as we cheer the possibility of the Taliban’s demise.”

Tahmeena Faryal, the representative for the Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan…


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“White supremacy.” For some White people, it might sound like a utopia where all White people rule together in Eurocentric solidarity.

Black people sometimes indirectly affirm this idea: “White people benefit from White supremacy!” we cry in protest.

First off, this is a god-awful selling point for social justice. Why…


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I remember first becoming well-acquainted with the term “antiracist” in the wake of George Floyd’s public execution.

A surge in public awareness about systemic racism was happening. Amidst the social media discourse, author Ibram X. Kendi’s book “How to be an Antiracist” rose to the forefront of the mass consciousness…


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Dear Joe Biden,

I follow @POTUS on Twitter, and this morning I couldn’t believe my eyes. For a second, I wondered if I was living in an alternate reality where Trump won a second term.

This was the tweet that popped up in my timeline:

President Biden tweets “More jobs…


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If you’re one of the 42.9 million Americans who have federal student loan debt, congratulations! You are a beneficiary in a new round of invisible economic stimulus.

This stimulus does not entail government payments to you; rather, it’s what you don’t have to pay to them — at least, not…


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Affirmations are mantras that we repeat consciously to ourselves to create a desired outcome — “I am worthy,” or “I have everything my heart desires,” for example.

Anti-affirmations are what I call the negative subconscious beliefs that circulate in the backgrounds of our minds. These also create real-life outcomes, whether…


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I need help. Can someone please tell me what “Whiteness” is?

People are saying that Whiteness is a pandemic, so I’m trying to figure out how to address it. My one request: pretend I’m like the 54% of U.S. …


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Romantic relationships tend to start out fun and easy, so why do they eventually begin to feel like a chore?

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that it’s an inescapable fact of life that relationships are difficult. This perspective makes it easy to externalize the reasons for why that is…


Conservatives’ war on anti-racist language is escalating

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Yesterday, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Twitter account shared a bizarre cheat sheet of terms for parents to look out for in the quest to scourge schools of Critical Race Theory.

Among the worrisome words mentioned? “Liberation.”

The tweet was stunning in its…

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