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Most recent work on Medium


On Race, Politics, and Culture

An Open Letter to White Democrats on How We Beat Trump on MOMocrats.com

How Do We Reconcile Warring Images of a Boy Hugging a Cop and a Boy Shot Dead by a Cop? on Salon.com

Elizabeth Warren Takes Her Fight to the People on The Huffington Post (for MOMocrats.com)

#CancelColbert Accomplished Nothing: Why Social Change Movements Must Be Inclusive on Salon.com

“Totally Biased”: The Show that Looked like America on Salon.com

Who-mogeneous: If Doctor Who Doesn't Diversify, Will It Last Another 50 Years? on Racialicious

My race card on The Race Card Project

Exporting Evangelism (American preachers spreading conservative Christianity to developing nations) on AlterNet

On Parenting

A Mom’s Letter to Her “Gender-Creative” Son’s Pre-Kindergarten Class on Black Girl Dangerous

A Rereading of “The Most Demanding 1st Birthday Invite Ever,” reprinted on As It Ought to Be

Your Edgy Billboard Is My Kid’s Nightmare on Zócalo Public Square. An abridged version of this article appeared on Time.com.

Beyond Girls and Boys: Teaching Gender to My Kids on Black Girl Dangerous

Coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Tales of Two Parties: the RNC and the DNC, and Democrats Divided

ICYMI: The Most Moving Speeches from the First Two Days of the DNC

“Get on the Boat, People”: The Left Is Winning. We Can’t Stop Now.

The Election Becomes a Referendum on Gun Violence

Responses to Published Works

What Does a Safety Pin on Someone's Shirt Mean? This Show of Solidarity Is Also Polarizing, Bustle

We Can't Shield Our Kids from Everything--But This Billboard Isn't Helping, Bustle

Parenting--The Long Game, How Did We Get into This Mess?: David M. Perry on Language and Power


Araña Mama (archived)

Photo by Kevin Miller