Dissent is Patriotic

Most people aren't aware that the Star Spangled Banner was written by an outspoken white supremacist and slave owner (Francis Scot Key), nor that the melody was from a British fraternity song. The reality is that the symbols of our history is mired with hate and bloodshed - from Confederate flags to the names of … Continue reading Dissent is Patriotic

Stanford University Recap

This past weekend, I lectured at Stanford University on the "Reclaiming of Words and Ideas." Reclaiming cultural icons, symbols, language, and ideas (otherwise known as reappropriation) has something that has been occurring through nearly every social strata of human history for thousands of years. In recent decades, social justice activists have been using this tactic … Continue reading Stanford University Recap