By Natasha Varner
Blogger Chelsea Vowel writes insightful posts on a range of topics from cultural appropriations and representations of Indigenous peoples in popular culture to analysis of current events and systemic issues of racism and violence.
Black Coffee Poet
This literary blog emphasizes social justice, poets of color, queer poets, and other marginalized voices. Author Jorge Antonio Vallejos features interviews with poets paired with reviews of their collections and videos of readings.
This blog, which describes itself as an emerging decentralized network of autonomous groups and individuals is dedicated to “mental and territorial decolonization throughout Turtle Island and the ‘Americas.’”
Author Rob Schmidt keeps this blog fresh through a combination of original pieces, guest posts, and excerpts from blog posts published elsewhere on the web. Posts critique representations of Native Americans in popular culture but also work to break stereotypes through profiles of contemporary Native artists, musicians, and athletes from across the United States.
Racialicious is a conglomerate of bloggers and special correspondents, including Jessica Yee of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, who write incisive posts on the intersection of race and pop culture.
Anyway, I appreciate the note. Usually my blog doesn't get mentioned in roundups like this since I'm not Native.
For more on the subject, see Writing for Newspaper Rock.
This blog is quite worthwhile, and has great poetry and documents Native videos and efforts to produce books:
However, as you can see from the link, it is closed now. This blog goes in and out its closed status. I hope the blogger opens it again.
The fact that Rob is not only non-Native. But it failed to mention that Rob literally reinstates racist stereotypes by "paraphrasing" the same racist stereotypes.
Racism begets racists--just like Rob.
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