This morning, a woman showed me a picture of her two grandchildren, two little girls. They were adorable, and I said as much, and immediately, she said, smiling, “they’re bad.” I cringed. In the African-American community, I frequently hear parents and relatives refer to their little ones as “bad,” and when I’ve known… Read More The Power of Language
In book that I am writing, I offer the opinion that African-Americans have suffered or do suffer from post traumatic stress disorder due to racism. Somebody will groan, but the possibility of this being very true is real. Racism, or acts of violence due to racism, have done nothing short of creating terror in the… Read More African-Americans and PTSD
While the country girds up for this 2012 presidential election, I found myself last night thinking of how far America has to go when it comes to her African-American citizens. I was in a roomful of people, primarily African-American. At issue was a discussion of changes that will take place in their neighborhood. A housing… Read More What to Do with African-Americans?