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…

The Line In the Sand and Self Love

I’ve just made a decision, supporting or voting for 45 is now a deal breaker. I don’t want to have people or family who support white supremacy or racism in my life. I got no time for it and I refuse to justify my right to safety in my body and community to anyone, least…

Dressing Up White Supremacy

  My son was a sophomore in high school when I began fully realizing or becoming cognizant of the fact that white supremacy was still palpable in this country. See he had left home after we had had an argument. I was frantic trying to find him. I had joined MySpace that year in an…

Dormant Racism and Distrust

I am perhaps more angry than I have been in a very long time. And this anger comes from a much deeper place than any anger I have experienced before. And I am hurt. More hurt than I have been in a very long time and deeper than any hurt I have experienced before. And…

The Bottom Fell Out…Now What?

Okay people. I have been thinking, talking to other smart people, reflecting in historical context and have come up with some concrete ideas through collaboration. I am going to try hard to keep my snarky anger at bay, so if some squeaks out sorry…ish, I’m sorry-ish. Trump is a manifestation that began brewing after the…

The Fire in My Belly Has Been Lit Ablaze!!!

I am so angry, so very and deeply angry. And sad, very sad. I have struggled with my bi-racial identity all my life – never fully finding community within white society and never really knowing any black community. Even extended family members have worked to position me as somehow other to them and their own…