September 5, 2015

 

Recently Black Lives Matter organizers and Hillary Clinton came together in a much-televised meeting to discuss the continuing impact of racism on the lives of African Americans. The Black Lives Matter organizers pushed Clinton to answer what had changed in her heart...

August 29, 2015

The racial empathy gap is real and it is really getting old! On almost daily basis, I am reminded of that line from a Time to Kill- "Now imagine she's white!"  I am reminded by the news stories of Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice and the African American teenage girl hurled to...

August 29, 2015

It is dangerous to discount the actions of this racial terrorist by calling him mentally ill. When white Americans commit crimes the perpetrators are exceptions to the rules of decency and when blacks commit crimes the perpetrators are said to evidence a broader patter...

August 29, 2015

 

The racial mix tape playing in my head at the moment. June 12, 2015 is Loving Day. It celebrates the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia that ruled anti-miscegenation laws to be unconstitutional. Susie Phipps versus The State of Louisiana in 1982 or 1983 the St...

July 23, 2015

Something I have thought about a lot over the last few weeks, months, years, is the fact that a person's reality is their reality. It is hard to persuade people that their reality is so different than someone else's. But here is the thing, we live segregated lives in o...

July 23, 2015

Like many, I have been thinking a lot about Ferguson. I have debated posting something because I have too much to say.  There is so much to actually say and so many have said things already. There are also too many feelings to process. Ferguson has made me angry, frust...

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