Tag: racism

  • White Nationalism: The New (Old) Rebellion

    White Nationalism: The New (Old) Rebellion

      He sat in class not doing the work assigned. Instead he kept drawing the same thing over and over and over again. The Confederate flag. There was one on his computer screen, too. A Confederate flag with a rifle and in big black print[..]
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  • A Case for Meghan McCain

    A Case for Meghan McCain

    Under Arizona law, the task of replacing Senator John McCain falls to Governor Doug Ducey. Political pundits far and wide are speculating on who the governor might appoint. Frontrunners include Jon Kyl, the former Senator from Arizona (1995-2013). Kyl has taken the lead on the[..]
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  • BlacKkKlansman & the Men We Fear

    BlacKkKlansman & the Men We Fear

    I did not go to school with black kids until I was in high school. All of my elementary years and middle school years were spent surrounded by "Anglo-Americans", with the exception of a couple of years spent going to school in Hawaii, where oddly[..]
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  • Turned Away

    Turned Away

    Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the toothache. Maybe it's the shameful performance at the VFW Convention by the boastful bawbag Celebrity Apprentice. Maybe it's because it's 7/24. That makes 52 years for those of you counting. Maybe it's because of those mamas crying in[..]
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  • At Our Core

    At Our Core

    I had a discussion with a friend today.  We both grew up in communities where stories were our daily bread. Front-porch sitting kind of stories. Old people stories. Stories about our neighbors and about people we didn't even know. Everybody always had a story about[..]
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  • Not a White Person’s Christian

    Not a White Person’s Christian

    All I am is a vessel, doing God's work. If you watched the National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama, you likely heard words similar to that. Surely, you heard Alabama freshman quarterback Tua stand before the microphone and cameras and declare that the very[..]
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  • Jesse Owens: Setting the Pace still

    Jesse Owens: Setting the Pace still

      I am not a runner, never have been, unless, of course, you are talking about matters of the heart and soul, then I can be a top-notch runner. I can run away from things I don't want to deal with as well as any[..]
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  • White People’s stories

    White People’s stories

      When the white people tell the stories of black folk, they tell it from their point of view, in the same way victors tell the stories of war. When victors tell the stories of war, they tell stories of bravery and brotherhood; stories of[..]
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  • A Few of My Favorites: BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

    A Few of My Favorites: BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

    The first thing I usually do after preparing a manuscript for publication is to read new work. That's right. I start reading all the books I didn't have time to read prior. Currently, I'm reading MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON. The book got great reviews[..]
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