I came home and had every intention of turning off for a couple hours. It was a jam packed weekend: Saturday I was at the Women’s March then sat on a panel and facilitated a circle at a community healing forum, and Sunday was my birthday. The plan was to sit on the couch, turn… Continue reading What Back to the Future Reminded me About Dealing With Trump’s America
It’s taken me some time to process your rise. On one hand I’m not surprised at the support your platform has received. On the other, though, I thought that the 21st Century required a bit more sophistication than your rhetoric, especially after 8 years of the first Black president. It’s hard for me to really… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Alt-Right
Sunday the Seattle Seahawks locked arms in a sign of unity during the National Anthem. Leading up to their demonstration (if you can even call it that) many leaders of the team took to social media and implored folks to #BuildABridge. This was all in response to Colin Kaepernick and the handful of players such… Continue reading The Trojan Horse of Unity: how the Seahawks betrayed justice.
Somebody I respect and look up to greatly, who also happens to be a writer, once told me to write the article you wish you could have read when you first started your journey. This is my attempt at doing just that. As the country once again reels from our collective inability to address issues… Continue reading Shedding Whiteness: an introductory guide
I want to start by being very specific about who I am talking to; this post is meant for people who look like me, those of us with white skin. Many of you woke up this morning and heard the news about Alton Sterling, the 37 year old man who was shot and killed by… Continue reading Overwhelming* Silence: White Silence and Alton Sterling
Bob Kroll called Black Lives Matter a terrorist organization. I suppose he is right. To Kroll and his ilk Black Lives Matter must be a terrifying thing. And, you know what, maybe folks need to be terrified. Today the Department of Justice did what we all knew they would do: declined to press charges in… Continue reading Bob Kroll Thinks BLM is a “Terrorist Organization” and He is Right.
The rise of Donald Trump as a legitimate contender for the presidency has created, among a great many other things, the space for white folks to try to distance themselves from other white folks; for them to be the “good” white person ( if this is new to you that’s ok, here, here, and here… Continue reading Donald Trump and Choosing Sides: reflections on calling in and calling out