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
It has always seemed to me that the common definition of strength is not what it really is. Many Americans this morning are celebrating that force is being used in the war-torn Middle East. The missiles fired on Syria were supposedly dropped because the administration, specifically, the president, were horrified by images of people who… Read More The Definition of Strength
I have waited to write anything as I have watched the developments in the story of the horrific shooting in Oregon because I had to think. I had to think, to wonder, what is going on in America, and what I came up with is that America is not safe anymore. I had been thinking… Read More America Is Not Safe
Police are allowed to use deadly force if they are ‘in fear for their lives.” I get that. It makes sense… Except that when it comes to black people, it seems like police are always in fear for their lives. Fear of black people is nothing new. Time magazine calls it “Negrophobia,” and defines it… Read More Fear Produced Ferguson Disturbance
We must be doing something wrong as a society. Today a young teen was shot and killed and four others shot and injured by another teen at Chardon High School, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The alleged shooter is a young man named T.J. Lane who reportedly went into the high school’s cafeteria a little… Read More Are Kids Trying to Tell Us Something?