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Three years ago, I first told my story in Marie Claire. Today, I am proud to announce that I am joining the magazine’s editorial team as a Contributing Editor. In my role, I will write for the print and online versions of the magazine, act as a brand ambassador and contribute insight and ideas about culture and beauty, politics and pop culture.
WUT this is awesome
Latin@ is an ethnicity, and there can absolutely be white Latin@s. In this case (I have watched the show, but I’m not all the way up to date because I use Netflix), I’d rather Daphne didn’t apply for the scholarship, because she already has so much economic ability because of her relationship to her birth parents/etc. I think it would be better if it went to someone with more need for the money, and without the benefit of white-passing privilege.
However, she should absolutely be given the right to participate in Latin@ activities, and accepted if she chooses to ID as such. But along with that, she must acknowledge that she has privilege over darker-skinned Latin@s and avoid speaking over them in discussions of race.
this!!!! summarizes a lot of things I feel about being a white latin@
RUTH. BADER. GINSBERG.
Oil on canvas
48 × 36 in
A 9-year-old Leawood boy is doing his part to promote reading, but he’s hit a roadblock.
Leawood city leaders have told Spencer Collins that he has to stop sharing books with his neighbors.
Collins had to take down his little free library, essentially a communal bookshelf, on Wednesday. The motto of the sharing center had been “take a book, leave a book," but Collins learned there’s a lot less give and take in city government.
“When we got home from vacation, there was a letter from the city of Leawood saying that it was in code violation and it needed to be down by the 19th or we would receive a citation," said Spencer’s mother, Sarah Collins.
Leawood said the little house is an accessory structure. The city bans buildings that aren’t attached to someone’s home.
The family moved the little library to the garage, but Spencer Collins said he plans to take the issue up with City Hall.
“I would tell them why it’s good for the community and why they should drop the law," he said. "I just want to talk to them about how good it is.”
Collins said he’s trying to think outside the box, looking for ways to keep the library going within the letter of the law.
“I thought, why not get a rope and attach it to our house and the library?" he said.
He has also set up a Facebook page for it.