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 and concerns after the election. This post centers on race specifically and therefore only minimally, if at all, addresses the other troublesome things that Mr. Trump has said. Several people commented that they wish they…

Why black people teach their kids about racism

Why black people teach their kids about racism I’ve seen/heard/read much outrage at the notion that black parents would teach their children about racism and that there are people who don’t like black people. It’s been said that all it does is perpetuate hate. Let me lay something on you: Black parents teach their kids…

A few thoughts about “The Flag”

  Due to our cultural and spiritual DNA, black people and white people tend to process things, especially these large national events revolving around race, differently. Until we can become fluent in how the other group processes things, the race conversation will stagnate because we aren’t speaking the same language. This is very evident in…

Why we need to discuss race

This started out as a post on Facebook, but I decided to blog it instead. This is a list/stream of consciousness/sharing of my own experiences. This isn’t intended to be an intellectual study of the issue of race in America, but rather a hodgepodge of my thoughts and  experiences as a black woman in America.…