As I have watched and listened to the GOP fight to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, the ACA (Affordable Care Act), and have listened to the president say he is undoing policies put into place by President Obama, I have found myself wondering if what we are seeing thus far is nothing more than a serious… Read More Is White Supremacy a Disease?
After the Civil War, when Americans of African descent had been freed from slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation, blacks enjoyed a season of being treated as genuine American citizens, with greater rights than they had had before. Some blacks had fought for their freedom in the War Between the States and had earned, they felt,… Read More Don’t Let White Backlash Win
. Racism hurts. Maybe that’s the wrong way to say it. Maybe I should say “the actions of racist people” hurt. The ongoing assault on and disrespect of, fellow human beings by a self-declared “supreme, superior race” hurts and has long-lasting effects. It has been scientifically proven that the effects of trauma can be… Read More Racism Hurts
One of the most tragic consequences in America of racism and sexism is that they have resulted in a huge swath of people – women of all colors and black and to a lesser extent, brown people – who hate themselves. There is an obsession with Eurocentrism in this world; anything white or Nordic-looking is… Read More The Cost of Self-Hatred
What does a people say when a nation, its own nation, continually denigrates them and lets them know that their lives really do not matter? There has been a grave travesty of justice – yet again – in the decision of the Grand Jury in Cuyahoga County to not indict the police officers who shot… Read More What Tamir’s Denigration Means