Best of N.A.H. May 2016

On the 1st of each month, I’ll share links to some of the best posts from my blog, Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian. Here are selected notes from May 2016.

I’ll Never Be Here for The N-Word In Any Of Its Forms

“For me, there are too many reasons not to embrace it. For me, beyond its historical use, and making connections to its oppressive impact on Black people in the current day through programs, laws and policies that go beyond individual acts of meanness, I’ll never be here for the N-Word in any of its forms.”

Denial Is The Fuel That Feeds Rape Culture

“I often hear conversations about sexual assault being framed. I often hear warnings about “stranger danger”; that people will be assaulted by a random stranger who does not know them. While this does happen, what the data also suggests is that people who rape are people we know.”

Your Outrage At The $15 An Hour Crowd Is Misdirected

“Some people may take a “that’s what they get” attitude about protesters, no, fellow human beings who advocate for a liveable wage, and while many people are in an uproar and are boycotting businesses that acknowledge the rights of people who are transgender, please believe that the current system would also hold no qualms about replacing you in the future should you get too “upity” and realize that you are also not being paid enough.”

Education Technology And Teaching In Higher Ed

“There are many smart, capable people who would do well in whatever field they wish to enter in, but because of life circumstances, and a variety other reasons they do not have the access to obtain the credentialed education that would grant them further access into their desired career. In this way, access to education is a matter of privilege and not a matter of intelligence.”

More notes from throughout the years can be found on The Best Of N.A.H. page.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW

Relando Thompkins-Jones

I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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