White People Blog

Dear Fellow White People

New!  This Blog space is specifically designed to reach white people in the work toward  racial equity and racial justice.

Dear fellow white people

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

The Haze of Health Disparities

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

My Best Friend is Black

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