I created this artwork and meme to express my feelings about my country on this 4th of July, by 1st drawing a replica of the American flag, then literally cutting it up and putting it back together- the white stripes became the cage, the stars, barbed wire, with a few “refugee” pieces, to reflect the reality of this country. Feel free the meme and to … Continue reading “Independance” Day 2018 and the U.S.’s Self Image
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
To my friends considering voting for anyone other than Hillary, I would ask you to consider examining your privilege. In other years, I too have protest voted and also voted for 3rd party candidates I hoped would win and those I knew didn’t stand a chance, b/c the democratic candidate didn’t deserve my vote. This year Hilary didn’t deserve my vote either, but I voted … Continue reading Check Your Privilege This Election- Why I’m Voting For Hillary
(note: this was originally published on Medium.com on 10/11/16) Now they’ve gone and renamed Columbus Day Indigenous People’s Day. I think that’s a mistake. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we should continue to celebrate a man who got lost, and was responsible for the decimation and torture of 1st Nations peoples, it’s just that I don’t think replacing one meaningless day with another … Continue reading Why We Shouldn’t Be “Celebrating” Indigenous People’s Day
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