*There’s a changing sign down the hill and around the corner from my house. It is a part of a school, but to make it less easy for you to judge it, I won’t mention its name. Each week I have grown to look forward to the message they ceremoniously place on the board each Monday. The author of the quote is never revealed. They must feel the exact way I do about giving too much information.
Homo sapiens. We’re an interesting bunch.
Anyway, one week the sign read “If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse.”
I knew the time would come when that quote would be useful to me. It’s now, as I repeat the headline question: Would you ever take serious action to help end racism?
Now I’m no fool. It’s a complicated, multi-leveled, systematic, centuries-old thing, racism. I realize that. But humor me as you put your comments in the box below; because I’m one of those people who actually believes (and have witnessed) change happen one person at a time.
What started this whole thinking process? Daryl Davis. He reminds me of myself: Curious as hell when something so ludicrous presents itself to me. As opposed to just automatically judging it, before I eliminate it entirely and move on, I try to figure out where the hell it came from. What was the logic behind it? Did the person think of what will happen next (obviously Roseanne Barr didn’t)? If so, what did that look like in their mind? Continue reading →
*The parents of six girls whose photo caption “KKK” showed them smiling broadly with their hands above their heads signifying who knows what is suing the Barrington School District for defamation.
The photo ignited a firestorm on social media over the summer and based on the infamous letters used as the caption, we don’t have to tell you why.
But the parents say everyone got all up in arms based on assumption. Why did they take so long to come out with this? Who knows.
The photo was retweeted and shared thousands of times, with some in cyberspace interpreting the girls’ gestures as mimicking Ku Klux Klan hoods. Officials at Barrington Community School District 220 were inundated with demands to take action against the girls.
The “white-out” themed party with the girls in attendance was said to have taken place off campus. But as it turns out, white-out only applied to the color of requested attire.
Think Sean “Diddy” Combs famous parties.
Guests at the party were said to be of all races and cultures. And as for those letters “KKK”… Continue reading →
*On Monday a number of social justice groups will being a 10-day March from Charlottesville to Washington, D.C. The march is a rebuttal to the totally inadequate response from president Donald Trump on the violence that took place in Charlottesville earlier this month. The incident ignited when those against the removal of a confederate statue created havoc and afterwards, Trump blamed “many sides” and not once held the white supremacists/KKK instigators accountable.
Dubbed ?The March to Confront White Supremacy,? the event was organized by groups including The Movement for Black Lives, the Women?s March, and Democracy Spring.