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White Nonsense Roundup: With Terri Kempton

White Nonsense Roundup: With Terri Kempton

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In high school, an Indian-American friend of mine came to school with her hands and feet covered in mehndi after wearing it for a family celebration. I thought it was so beautiful, and I asked if she could do it on my hands. She told me in no uncertain terms I was too white to pull it off. I remember feeling hurt, offended (!!), and confused by this idea. This was my first experience in learning about cultural appropriation. What a gift to be put in my place by someone who knew I didn’t have bad intentions, but was kind enough to let me know I was waaaaaay off base.

Layla Tromble & Terri Kempton of WNR

Layla Tromble & Terri Kempton of WNR

Twenty years later, there’s still so much to learn about racism and how to be a not just a non-racist, but an anti-racist. To learn more about how to combat online racism, I spoke with Terri Kempton of White Nonsense Roundup. Terri, her bestie Layla Tromble, and their WNR community are putting out racist fires all over the internet. Also, if you’d like to hear Nina Turner’s speech Terri references in her moment of enthusiasm, go here.

Micro Activism: With Joey Slamon

Micro Activism: With Joey Slamon

Autism Support: With J-Jaye Hurley

Autism Support: With J-Jaye Hurley