It’s a big news week thanks to Michael Cohen and his testimony about the President on Capitol Hill, but that’s not what held my attention. No, this week, I’ve been mildly obsessed with this idea of reparations. And by mildly obsessed I mean it’s hard for me to hear it discussed as a viable idea. … Continue reading Reparations? You’re Joking, Right?
For anyone in this day and age of viral messaging and live forever on the Internet culture to try and be deliberately shocking is just, kind of, boring. Being deliberately conscious of the power in your words and messages, on the other hand? That’s something. That’s powerful. That gets eyes, and it captures and holds … Continue reading Kanye, Being Deliberately Shocking Is Boring
You know how you feel when something you know and believe is validated by someone you think is smart? That’s how I felt when I read Lonnae O’Neal’s “Ibram Kendi, One of the Nation’s Leading Scholars of Racism, says Education and Love are not the Answer.” I was like, yes! Good grief, thank you, Lord. That … Continue reading Love Is Not the Best Cure for Racism
A few days ago, one of my co-workers forwarded me a Vox article written by Margaret Biser titled “I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.” Even in the midst of all of the other diversity-related nonsense I’m privy to on an almost daily basis, what … Continue reading People Really Don’t Understand Slavery #race #history #bias