I began this blog about three years ago. Since then:
- I’m amazed by the exponential increase in available resources about race/racism – an explosion in the number of blogs, podcasts, articles, videos, etc..
- I’m aware that so many of these resources, especially those authored by Black people, have much more to offer you than I might.
- And I’ve become much more involved in direct action – mainly in action toward police reform. This leaves less time and energy for the blog.
For all those reasons, I’m going to be trimming back the frequency of my posts, and I’m recommending that you check out the other resources I’ve listed here.
I’ll continue to offer commentaries now and then, still the semi-informed, white-guy perceptions about what I’m seeing or experiencing, almost exclusively focused on current situations in Rochester, NY.
And I’ll take this occasion to thank all of you, for reading, commenting, affirming, and passing on these reflections! Special thanks to my editor Mary Heveron-Smith for protecting you from my misspellings, obscure references and un-synced syntax.
Consider these resources for regular doses of insights, action opportunities and history:
Note To My White Self by James Mulholland. He has about 10,000 subscribers. His latest offer reinforced my decision to cut back on my writing and to refer:
“White People Are Neither Brave Nor Brilliant”
Check out Ally Henny on FB. She is also creating a podcast. Straight talk.
Some other FB possibilities: Shaun King, Alicia Garza, Son of Baldwin.
Pay attention to articles and opinion pieces from Howard Eagle. He is a long-time educator and advocate, and a source of historical perspectives on current situations in Rochester. You can follow him on FB.
Nanette D. Massey from Buffalo, authors a blog, “Trying to help my white allies figure this whole ‘race’ thing out.”
“Sounds True: Waking Up the World” Podcast with an array of guests and topics.
540WMain, Inc. has a variety of Black-led workshops and seminars, and occasional blog posts.
Showing Up for Racial Justice – ROC has interesting workshops.
Subscribe to “Minority Reporter,” a Black-owned, Rochester-based print or on-line weekly that frequently gives a perspective on local news not found in mainstream media.
Same for “Tocsin Magazine,” a weekly which highlights social justice work around the U.S.. Also a blog.