Keeping History Alive and Making America Great Again

This last weekend I was in Kansas City at the White Privilege Conference. I spent the weekend building relationships and sharpening the tools necessary for combating white supremacy. Much of the work involves confronting the ignorance we white folks possess when it comes to the manifestations and impact of race, racism, whiteness, and white supremacy.… Continue reading Keeping History Alive and Making America Great Again

An Open Letter to the Alt-Right

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

Trump is Conservatism

The idea that Trump isn’t a true conservative is not new. In fact, The National Review, a cornerstone of conservative media, wrote two (here and here) pieces distancing themselves from Trump by arguing that he is not conservative. Still, Republicans, by and large, were still sticking by their candidate. It wasn’t until the Access Hollywood tapes were… Continue reading Trump is Conservatism

Bernie Won’t Save You: reflections on Trump opposition, SPPS, and whiteness

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.”~ Franz Fanon This weekend Donald Trump’s campaign hit a new low. After months of implying that strong-arming and inflicting violence on folks who are protesting his hate would be welcomed, he got what he had been asking for. First, one… Continue reading Bernie Won’t Save You: reflections on Trump opposition, SPPS, and whiteness

Donald Trump and Choosing Sides: reflections on calling in and calling out

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