Don’t get me wrong, I have zero compassion for Dylann Roof. I am not a pacifist nor am I even opposed to Dylann Roof losing his life. I am, however, 100% against the United States of America executing him. If the jury that found Roof guilty in December of all 33 charges he faced for… Continue reading Why America Shouldn’t Execute Dylann Roof
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
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 last few weeks have been a rollercoaster for folks organizing around #Justice4Jamar. On March 16th Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman announced that he would not be using the Grand jury to decide if charges would be filed against the police officers who shot and killed Jamar Clark. Not only that, he also announced that… Continue reading Surprised by Mike Freeman’s Lies? Ok, Now What?
As I’m sure you have heard by now, a militia group led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy have taken over a wildlife refuge in Oregon. They are armed and have vowed to stay there until their demands are met. As the story hit social media, many quickly pointed out the double standards between the militia’s… Continue reading About My Brothers in Oregon: don’t fall for the okie doke
Last night five peaceful protesters were shot by white supremacists in Minneapolis. As Black Lives Matter demands a fundamental shift in society, white supremacy is desperately trying to do whatever it can to hold onto its position in society. Many of us, in the next few days, will be gathering with family and friends, and… Continue reading A Truth-Telling Thanksgiving
Over the past 18 months or so this country has been forced by the #BlackLivesMatter movement to face the reality of racism and white supremacy. The killing of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis is the latest tragic example of the necessity of this movement. While many white folks have resisted the message, with varying degrees of vitriol, many… Continue reading Just Beginning to Wrestle with Race? Cool. Here are 5 things to consider