As I see you… I simply see you. I acknowledge you. Ultimately, the simplicity of that basic human interaction is integral to the change you have been chosen to ignite. I, a blue-eyed white woman living 1,000 miles away from Ferguson Missouri, see you, a young black teenage boy. I see you.
January is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses. Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.
We need to talk. Continue reading
White privilege; does it or doesn’t it exist?
If you were to ask the average black American whether white privilege exists they would respond with a resounding “hell yes”. If you ask the average white American if white privilege exists they would look bewildered and loudly reply “hell no”. Continue reading
We need to talk.
We need to talk about #Race and #Racism in America. My Twitter feed is on fire over #RoxburyShooting. Please do not turn the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston into another #Ferguson. I see so many tweets that are attempting to do just that on both sides of the battle. Continue reading