Reparations Now – 2020

Thinking about the Biden/Harris plan for Native Americans on Indigenous People’s Day seems meaningful. And it seems like a good plan. I am not Native, so cannot speak beyond what the people in this article said. However, I think this is a good re-start/re-beginning. I’d love to see something like a constitutional amendment that included…

Why I’m No Longer Telling White People To Read White Fragility

I’ve been reading, learning, listening over the last several months. I’ve watched while Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility flew off the shelves with the recent uprisings against systemic racism. I saw the article where it was exposed that she owns 3 homes and the charities she had supported or claimed to support related to fighting systemic…

The Thing About Gaslighting and Abusive Behavior

Listen, all of us need to deeply understand that we are heading into THE most dangerous time in the modern history of this country. I don’t think we are seeing this very clearly. Anyone who understands anything about domestic violence knows that the most dangerous time for a woman leaving an abusive relationship is when…

The Responsibility of Higher Education to Eradicate White Supremacy

Higher education in the United States has a white supremacy problem from root to stem. As with every long-standing system in this country, white supremacy is just baked into our curriculum, processes, and policies. Our inequitable outcomes are perfectly predicatable. The system is working as it was designed. So, in 2020, at this inflection point…

White Accountability to Black Lives

Much has been written in the last several weeks (and in fact, over the years and decades) about what white people can do to get in the struggle for full racial equity, how to be an ally, how to beef up their knowledge base. I don’t intend to rehash any of that. It is Googleable,…

The Intimacy of White Supremacy

I’ve had so much going on in my brain for months now and have not been able to get it out of my bones. Everything I’ve written lately has been trash because I have not been “inspired” to write. I keep trying. Writing is an old friend that I call upon to help me process…