Dear Fellow White People
New! This Blog space is specifically designed to reach white people in the work toward racial equity and racial justice.
Here’s something you can’t ever picture happening in real life: two black men hopping in a pickup truck on a Sunday afternoon with a couple of guns to hunt down a white man. You can’t picture it because it would never, ever happen. I am heartsick this past week as I watched the film clip … Continue reading Dear fellow white people
Last year, teachers from the Seattle Public School district organized a Black Lives Matter event to raise awareness about racism in our society. Yesterday, Monique Judge, a columnist for The Root, posted a new piece about it; she’s been following the response to the event closely since it received backlash from parents in the district. … Continue reading An Answer to Liberal White Parents
This week, I read about Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar’s recent statements on COVID-19 and underlying health conditions. In the interview, he emphasized that “minority communities [are] particularly at risk here because of significant underlying disease health disparities and disease co-morbidities.” I’ve been hearing “health disparities” mentioned a lot in the media as … Continue reading The Haze of Health Disparities
One of my most memorable moments around race involves my nana. We were very close – she lived with me and my family until I was 8 years old and I loved her dearly. Of all my grandparents, we were especially close – I always felt like she knew me better than any other adult … Continue reading My Best Friend is Black