When I was a child, I would cry when I was called names. It didn’t seem like anyone else was getting the same treatment, but in victim mode, one seldom sees anyone else’s pain and misery but their own. My mother would say that words could not hurt me, and would recite the little ditty… Read More On Michael Brown and Toni Morrison
One of the lessons taught to me was that “God don’t like ugly.” When we would screw up our faces and frown, or pout, or say mean things to or about each other, she would admonish us, reminding us that God saw and heard everything and that God didn’t like …ugly. If that is the… Read More The Moral Bankruptcy of White Supremacy
It has been troubling and fascinating to watch people deny that they are racist and that this president is racist. It is as though the “r” word is as offensive to some as is the “n” word. While people – media included – are fighting the trending verbiage which states unequivocally that the president… Read More Don’t Call Me Racist!
Sometimes, in spite of the best intentions, relationships just do not work out. The two parties involved cannot see eye to eye on at least one issue important to them both; sometimes, there are more. The two try to “talk it out,” but they remain entrenched in their own positions. They do not hear each… Read More Biden, Harris and the Issue of Busing
When the news broke that an American Army veteran, Everett Palmer, had died while in police custody and that an autopsy revealed that his brain, throat, and heart were missing, I shuddered. (https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/07/us/army-vet-dies-in-custody-organs-missing/index.html) The story took me back to the case of a young black man, Kendrick Johnson, who was found dead in a wrestling… Read More The Evil of Organ Trafficking