I am occasionally asked by other white people where to get trustworthy information about racism in America. What is often omitted but implied, is validation for the Black experience as focused on claims of injustice. I have been asked where it is that I get my information about racism in America and why it is … Continue reading American Dissonance & White Cognition
I had a moment in a Walmart store two days ago. Having forgotten to pick up laundry detergent, the main thing I came for, and finding aisles for drinking water completely bare. On advice, I headed over the next morning at the store's opening hour. I didn't realize items stocked in the morning became cleared shelves … Continue reading Moments With a Senior
It’s been an uphill battle for a long time now - hard to step through all the obstacles real or perceived. Sometimes I ask myself that question. Is what I see, think or feel real or perceived? And the answer always remains the same. Is there a difference? Until this moment, I’ve been able to … Continue reading A Dogs Last Day
Defending The 2nd Amendment is not defending the US Constitution. That is a misuse of language. Defending the US Constitution is to defend the right of the argument. The argument for and the argument against – yes, even the argument about what it is the 2nd Amendment means and is. But more than the 2nd … Continue reading The 2nd Amendment & Preserving The Constitution
One of the most important aspects of "taking a knee" is both the high profile visibility of a national stage, and the disagreement about “what’s appropriate where.” The argument that ensues on this subject takes place between people in a manner that reveals their values and their awareness. Values have a tendency to change based … Continue reading Taking A Knee – What The Argument Alone Reveals.
Things White Folks Don't Know The hardest thing for me to reconcile in my life today, is that I have children I love and would give my life for whom I know hear about white people in ways that do not describe me. Yet still, they do describe white America. Words that are not false, … Continue reading Privilege, Starbucks, Neighborhood Watch – and the pervasive crime of white apathy
White people don't face the same battles - because we don't face ourselves.
The Collective Pain Body & Transmission of Transmutation We Can See The Cords That Connect Our Pain. These Function As Channels By Which We Can Draw Needless Suffering, Or Through Which We Can Choose To Heal The World.
Michele Obama presented these personal thoughts at the unveiling of her portrait by Amy Sherald; “I’m also thinking about all the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who in years ahead will come to this place and they will look up, and they will see an image of someone who looks like them … Continue reading Portraits In Black Speak Truth To White Adults And Children Of Color