The feelings that many of you woke up with on Wednesday are not new for millions of people in our country.
While I will never forgive myself for not giving my parents credit for motivating me to pursue higher education, growing up in a society where brown people are scapegoats for America's failures, it makes sense that I would feel embarrassed about my Mexican roots and working-class background.
The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.
Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.
I suggest that in the same way we talk about internalized sexism and racism and homophobia we must talk about internalized anti-Semitism.
We're kings, queens, merchants. Immerse your child in their history. Only the truth of who they really are can fill the very image gap we strive so hard to prevent in the first place. Set them free.
Should I be pleased that I am the exception to your rule, driven undoubtedly by self-loathing?
The authors evidently began with the notion that racism makes people old and were determined to extract that conclusion from their results. That requires a certain flair for creative obfuscation.
The outcome of the 2012 presidential election will determine the federal education mandate but the true measure will be whether America can successfully close the racial disparities facing U.S. schools.
After my last Huffington Post piece, "Black, Gay, and Suspicious?" I received several humbling requests from people who wanted to read a follow-up elaborating more on the subject of my internalized racism and the way it had potentially shaped my dating choices.