This Week in Diversity: Freshly Ground

Perhaps April is
Obviously awesome
Especially for
Trying to write
Rhymes and rhythms
Yesterday, today—Poetry Month!

Only one more week of Poetry Month—enjoy it! (And yes, that means only one more week of reading my terrible attempts at poetry.)

New York Times columnist Charles Blow starts us off with his experience as a black man at a Tea Party rally.

Over at Stuff White People Do, a young woman of color talks about the difficult decisions minorities are forced to make: whether to trade safety and comfort for opportunity.

Ta-Nahisi Coates continues his Confederate History lessons with a reminder that Abraham Lincoln was killed by a White Supremacist.

We know they didn’t really mean it, but Penguin Australia had a truly unfortunate typo in a recent cookbook: a recipe calling for “Salt and freshly ground black people.”