Topic | Mulugeta Seraw

What We’re Fighting About When We Fight About Racism

A few days ago the Q-Center, Portland, Oregon’s aspiring LGBTQ community hub, hosted a discussion about racism. The event was organized in response to a mostly-online fight that erupted over a local gay bar’s Facebook ad for a performance by white drag performer, Chuck Knipp. Knipp’s bread and butter is the character, Shirley Q. Liquor, […]

More on Racially Profiling Whites


A friend (who I’m lucky to know because he’s so much smarter than me) commented my my post “Why Don’t We Racially Profile Whites?” pointing out that there is a white racial profile. The white racial profile is the other side of the story of the way people of color are profiled. So, for instance, […]

My First Seder

What you make of liberation, that is the trick. Can you, unshackled, set someone else free? – from “exodus and after” by Cynthia Greenberg. I just attended my first Passover Seder.  For those, like me, who are new to this tradition, Seder is a gathering of remembrance of the Jewish story of liberation from slavery.  […]