Month: March 2015

  • I don’t need “clarification,” Governor Pence. Indiana’s RFRA is state-sanctioned discrimination.

    In what the Indianapolis Star calls “the deepest crisis of his political career,” Mike Pence, Indiana’s Republican governor, continues to support his state’s recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Speaking to the paper on Saturday, Governor Pence said that whilst he will seek legislation “clarifying” the intent of the law, he stands behind it. The […]

  • What is institutional racism, and how does it manifest itself on Greek Row?

    Last Tuesday, I published a blog discussing the institutional racism inherent in Greek-lettered organisations. The response was heated, with several of my Greek acquaintances and friends chiming in with a rousing chorus of #NotAllGreeks, chalking this up to a few bad apples. This was a sentiment echoed on Twitter, where some people took to using […]

  • This isn’t just about SAE. Greek life has a problem with racism.

    Content warning: racism, racial epitaphs, lynching, and violence against Black people One of my dearest friends, Ethan*, is a Sigma Alpha Epsilon (colloquially known as SAE). He is also a person of colour. So as I watched the Oklahoma Kappa chapter gleefully chanting they’d lynch a Black man before they’d let him pledge their fraternity, […]

  • 24 Answers America has for Britain

    Over at Buzzfeed, Robin Edds has posited 24 questions his country has for mine. As someone who fancies himself an expert in this matter, I thought I’d do him the favour of answering. Q 1: Why must we be so patriotic? A: Cos freedom.                   Q 2: […]