The older boy pointing the neon plastic gun at his brother, saying repetedly, “drop to the ground, drop to the ground!”, with that unmistakeable power-over, claimed authority that comes with being a cop, unaware of which side of that dynamic he’s likely to end up on….There is no amount of self-policing that will keep a black child safe in this country. Continue reading On Black Children, Playing With Toy Guns
This is a response to the Huffpost article, To Every White “Ally” Who Has Racist Friends, which suggests you should draw the line and vehemently not be friends with your racist friends. I think everyone needs to decide for themselves, and certainly being a person of color has very different implications in having racist friends, but here’s the thing– Every single white person is racist to … Continue reading Before You Dump Your Racist Friends, Consider This…..
DOWNLOAD************ The knowing that came to me today while doing dishes (duh! when else does spiritual insight appear?!?), is something i think I already knew, but keep forgetting. It’s one of those ocean in a drop of water knowings, so it’s hard to explain and fully encapsulate….but I shall try. It is this: We have come to a time in evolution, where to move forward, … Continue reading Only Love in Action Can Transform Hate
This post is directed toward my fellow white people. It’a about white privilege, something too few of us are aware of, because being able to be blissfully unaware is one of the ways racism is able to be perpetuated. What follows is but 1 small example of what white privilege looks like in everyday life: I’m travelling across the country in a vehicle with … Continue reading On White Privilege; a Case Example