The way we (don’t) talk about race

The way we (don’t) talk about race is the way we (don’t) talk about violence in America. The way we (don’t) talk about race is the way we (don’t) talk about mental health in America. The way we (don’t) talk about race is the way we (don’t) talk about ANYTHING. We have already chosen sides.Continue reading “The way we (don’t) talk about race”

I don’t understand… and I WANT to understand

Ferguson, MO is blowing up again. No indictment for the white cop who shot and killed a young unarmed black man. As someone white, I can look at the evidence as it comes out and “analyze” it. But the problem is obviously deeper. I want to acknowledge that. I don’t understand enough. And I wantContinue reading “I don’t understand… and I WANT to understand”

Race and Fear

I’ve written very little on the matter of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman because it’s far too complex to button hole either person into the extremes I read about every day online. But this article had some thoughts I resonated with. This thought in particular: Fear is not a complex human emotion—it’s a primal one.Continue reading “Race and Fear”