Tag Archives: Racism

It’s an Unearned White Privilege Thing…

My whiteness gives me unearned privileges to be seen in society and heard and to succeed. A good education is almost guaranteed. Or living in a neighborhood with little crime — It’s an ‘unearned white privilege thing’. I can walk … Continue reading

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Cycle of Violence and Trump

The other day, I wrote an analogy to someone about Trump. I said something along the lines: Trump’s racism is likened to domestic violence, incest and sexual abuse. What happens behind millions of closed doors and kept silent because of shame, … Continue reading

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My Skin Color was Born Privileged.

Many recently felt the insidious behaviors of an open, gashing universal sore. Acknowledging those visceral feels were and are so real. The ones that punch from afar; harnessed triggers of intimidation, manipulation, control, anger and threats. These are strategic distractions … Continue reading

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Dear Sisters & Brothers of Color.

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Color: I’m sorry for not doing my part as a white person. I will do better. If it hurts me to breathe I can only slightly imagine what you’ve been going through. My sorrow isn’t … Continue reading

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Our world is ruptured.

I retreated to my tiny garden yesterday to listen to the earth and to her unfurling. I raked and trimmed. I felt my mind go quiet behind the daffodils. Earth’s musty smell of brown and gray and green commingled freely. … Continue reading

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Black girls don’t cry. {poem}

She carries bruises blue on black blood on soul scars of shame it don’t hurt, she lies to hide truth bends rules to survive it’s only a phone an unsure assurance a talisman of dismal hope if only silent screams could hear the … Continue reading

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Ethnicity enriches the tapestry of humanity.

Diversity is golden. The beige blandness of banality needs the beautiful eccentricity of our uniqueness. Skin color adds richness. Ethnicity enriches the tapestry of humanity. We need love and acceptance and much less rejection. Peace is lacking. Our society is … Continue reading

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