Category Archives: Racism

Discrimination against people of color

Managing Black Anxiety

Image: A black figurine holding a hand to their head, which contains a jumble of red particles and has “stress lines” emerging from it.

In my latest story on Medium, I discuss the anxiety I experience living as a Black person, and call for awareness and compassion this Mental Health Awareness Month.

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https://medium.com/afrosapiophile/managing-black-anxiety-91f87c4d69bd?sk=fa626866b8a411c815f5b5ae29ebd631

I’m the Only Black Resident of Disney Dreamlight Valley

Image: My Dreamlight Valley avatar has a chat with the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella.

In today’s story on Medium, I discuss the absence of Black characters from the game Disney Dreamlight Valley

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https://medium.com/afrosapiophile/im-the-only-black-resident-of-disney-dreamlight-valley-5fedc58c8943?sk=5f41aa204138610ac6f29a50b1e779f1

My Black Transition: Ten Years On

Image: Headshot of Pax Ahimsa Gethen, by Gwen Park.

In today’s story on Medium, I discuss how a decade of gender transition has opened my eyes to injustice.

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https://medium.com/afrosapiophile/my-black-transition-ten-years-on-1ad5ebcc41f0?sk=a7acb65cbe90eb9a2e7e740a3089136a

Visibility and Resistance on Wikipedia in Fifteen Photos

Image: Banner image with a black-and-white headshot of Pax, text “Media Contributor of the Year — Pax Ahimsa Gethen — User:Funcrunch”, and stylized graphics of a video camera, framed image, leaves, and flowers.

In celebration of my award as the Wikimedia Foundation Media Contributor of the Year, today’s post on Medium features the stories behind fifteen of the photos I’ve contributed to Wikimedia Commons.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/visibility-and-resistance-on-wikipedia-in-fifteen-photos-5851e2cd7216?sk=a991de61f510e746e3215e20b5b7c873

American Apartheid

Image: Black and white photo of Walthall House in Newbern, Alabama, with the words “American Apartheid” superimposed.

Today’s story on Medium is about the ongoing racism that keeps Black people as second-class citizens in the USA.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/american-apartheid-ea9954020c60?sk=98260c8ecaae42a84a23ae131c1fcbc0

Marching Against Rainbow Militarism

Image: A crowd of people stands on Polk Street, San Francisco, behind a banner reading “People’s March”. Event co-organizer Alex U. Inn stands in front with a megaphone.

Today’s post on Medium is about the “rainbow militarism” that is endangering queer and trans people of color in San Francisco.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/marching-against-rainbow-militarism-7bfbe62134bb?sk=97ad075b0425e5360e78f596968e11c2

When Will Black Lives Matter in America?

Image: Khafre Jay of Hip Hop for Change performs at a rally in Oakland, California.

In today’s post on Medium, I discuss the recent killings of Jordan Neely and Banko Brown in the context of anti-Blackness in the U.S.


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Guns, Racism, and Respectability Politics

Image description: Two black and white T-shirts reading “Black Lives Matter”. On one of the shirts, the letters in the slogan are made out of the names of Black victims.

Today’s post on Medium is my response to the recent shooting of Black teen Ralph Yarl.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/guns-racism-and-respectability-politics-e1b7fae9cdf4?sk=53cb906644466d4de0694407d7b57c63

Black Lives Do Not Matter to American Cops

Image description: A chalked message on the sidewalk reads “BLACK LIVES MATTER BLUE LIVES MURDER”.

Today’s post on Medium is my response to the news of police officers in Antioch exchanging racist text messages.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/black-lives-do-not-matter-to-american-cops-49657738f678?sk=9ccf57ad1925fc418a0d82803b7ea010