Category: Race

Black folks can’t live in peace, and we certainly can’t die in peace

Black people can’t escape indignity, even in death. It is a privilege for one’s memory to Rest In Peace.

Taking a stand on a slave auction block

My ancestors’ heels were bruised by white supremacy, but my feet will crush its head.

Dictating the conditions of freedom

Call it patriotism, respect for the troops, law and order, or anything else, but when white people attempt to curtail black people’s right to protest, it will always be racism.

The White Man’s Religion: How white Christians can pursue racial reconciliation

I would like for my white Christian friends to consider something: Slavery and segregation are stumbling blocks to African Americans […]

Eight tips for surviving the Holidays with your racially insensitive family

Before I begin, I have to say a couple of things by way of disclaimer/explanation:  First of all, as many […]

Why we can’t normalize Trump’s campaign rhetoric

Why we can’t normalize Trump’s campaign rhetoric This post started as a comment in a thread about marginalized groups’ fears […]

Back to Africa

Back to Africa I told you that I didn’t ask to be here And you told me to go back […]

How to stand against racism: A primer for white people

Virtually every day, people of color (POC) feel like we must defend our personhood, our right to participate in the […]

In Dixie: A free verse poem

In Dixie   Trayvon (Look away) Michael (Look away) Tamir (Look away)  Sandra (#SayHerName)    I found my voice living […]