On Black Children, Playing With Toy Guns

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

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On White Privilege; a Case Example

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