Because as King said — “The time is always ripe to do right.”
Guilt erodes that time and just makes a further mess of things. Hence, when it comes to white supremacy, white guilt tends to bolster racism.
When you open yourself to seeing your part in our shared responsibility to right injustice around us, you also may be open to seeing things heretofore unseen. Where you may benefit from a past you had no hand in causing, for example, whether you realize it or…
Indeed, we're talking basic attempts to more fully understand the world as it is. My fear is that hat white supremacy is so crafty that's it's genuinely invisible to the masses, so dispelling this myth radically shocks one's core identity. I liken it to learning about a censored chapter to one's holy book.
On Sundays, the slaves played music, sang, and folks danced.
Ev’rybody could see their spirits were lifted.
Human spirits need to be lifted in order for folks to live.
HUMAN ENSLAVERS must constantly stamp out the spirits in order to maintain slavery.
The masters’ arsenal included weapons for…
MLK’s B’day ’21. Just over a week ago, I was writing — hopefully — about the peaceful transition of power. I was thinking to myself that even if Georgia’s run-off election didn’t release the American senate from the hooves and cleaves of the CONservative right, that somehow, the world would…
I spent my childhood looking at screens filled with diversity.
My favorites were starships,
Starships flying to far-off places in the galaxy, meeting far-off people of other worlds, so…
So, these so-called people weren’t even human.
And yet their lives mattered.
The mission of the starship was to explore, to…
I am here at the French Hospital in Hanoi getting a standard health checkup. Naturally, with all the standard tests I must take, the bulk of the other patients are all babies — of all age ranges -some yet born. Noticeably they are all women noticed if it weren’t for…
I watched Fox News today.
For 6 full minutes.
They had a panel of 3 cops to discuss the current unrest…or so it seemed.
Of course, a token negro in uniform was amongst them.
“Defund the police” is the headline of this comical sketch.
That’s not the actual proposition, but…
At the next World Championship, she’d had
She did not accept the silver medal, nor
did she stand on the second-place podium as the medallions were presented.
Bum-rushed by the press before even leaving
She made sure they knew she had no ill will
against the other…
An Open Letter to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in my hometown…
My name is Diepiriye and I grew up in Louisville, but now live in New Delhi, India. Some say that I left Louisville as soon as I finished high school, and left America as soon as I graduated…