The other day on CNN, during one of those now-familiar pointless conversations by a so-called “distinguished panel,” one of the speakers, a Trump supporter, blurted out, “Why does race have to be injected into everything? Because, my dear, white people in power have always made race an issue. From the writing of the U.S. Constitution… Read More Why Don’t White People Get It?
When I was invited to preach at a white Episcopal church in Charles Town, West Virginia, the lead priest of that congregation called me to kind of coach me on how to approach the congregation. I was/am an educated African American woman. Her congregation was highly educated as well, but there is an issue… Read More Trump is a Voice for the Frightened
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
Today, presumptive GOP nominee for president Donald Trump released a list of potential people he would nominate to the United States Supreme Court. And I seethed. I seethed because he released the list in the face of President Obama, whose nominee for the High Court, Judge Merrick Garland, is being completely ignored by the Republican-led… Read More The Arrogance of White Supremacy
I was in a high-end restaurant, waiting to have a meeting with a friend, and arrived before he did. I was led to our table, which had already been reserved. Our table was next to one at which four white women were already sitting. They were older, looking to be in their late 70s and/or… Read More Wanting America Back