I'm resurrecting a blog post from the past (slightly modified). Two reasons: I've gained several hundred subscribers who would not have seen this original post. More importantly, the content is so fundamental to understanding how we've come to this place that it bears frequent revisiting. We so-called white people have been duped, and need frequent… Continue reading The Great White Hoax: Who Told You You Were White? And Why?
I'm offering you a reflection from Michael Boucher, a white man who is highly respected in both the white activist community in Rochester, and among many Black leaders. He grapples with the challenges to us as white people, the cry to step up, to spend our selves and our privileges in the service of dismantling… Continue reading For Your Consideration – and Action
Still with me? I know I need to keep writing, if only for my own sake. What we’ve seen in the actions that have followed the death of George Floyd are three kinds of participants: Protesters – People who genuinely care and want to be part of the solution. Rioters – People who are just… Continue reading Looting: Reactions and Perspectives
Look with me. Look at these racial “incidents” that have happened in the last week or so. See the white people acting in outrageous ways – the officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd until he died; Central Park Karen who knew precisely how to threaten the uppity Black man who had dared… Continue reading Dear White Sisters and Brothers
I’m writing with a heaviness of heart, and at best a trickle of hope. I have seen the video of the murder of George Floyd far too many times already. I try closing my eyes when I know it’s coming, even entertaining the ridiculous hope that when I open them again, this would not have… Continue reading From Minnesota to Rochester