Kevin Lockett is a secondary education major at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. As is evident in his blog posts, his is quite interested in societal issues, mainly those surrounding race, education, and politics, although he by no means considers himself to be an expert in this area.
Kevin is also committed to his Christian faith and to the field of education.
Colorblind - "I don't see race;" Similar to ignoring the fact that you have cancer
Disease, The - The way in which racism warps the way of thinking; the negative impact that racism has had on all who live in a racialized society
FLOTUS - First Lady Of The U.S.
GOP - Grand Old[people] Party
HWCU - Historically White Colleges and Universities
Ice Queen - Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
JTP Syndrome - Joe The Plumber Syndrome; includes: blaming economic hardship on minorities, strict adherence to imagined small-town values, blind resistance to government action, excessive patriotism, and unrestrained accusations of socialism
McNabb Effect - Animosity towards minorities that don't fit traditional racial archetypes
Oppression Sweepstakes - Battle over which group was more oppressed (blacks or women) that was apparent during the 2008 presidential primary
Post-racial (age, era, society) - a theoretical world in which race is no longer a factor, systemic racism is no longer a significant concern, and society's racial baggage has been completely disposed of
POTUS - President Of The U.S.
Progressive - Liberal without the baggage
Racism - a systematic tool that allows the dominant culture of a given society to oppress other members of the society to the advantage of the dominant culture.