Tag Archives: discrimination

What happened at Starbucks?

We have an area in my community referred to as the “homeless triangle”. In this area there are a number of service providers to the homeless community as well as a McDonald’s, Hardee’s and a QT convenience store. The homeless congregate … Continue reading

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What can I do?

I am the son of two people who were born and raised in the segregated south. The North Carolina small town my parents grew-up in was replicated all over the South. From South Carolina to Mississippi, blacks and whites lived … Continue reading

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Trumpism 101- the reign of old white people

Majority of white Americans feel discriminated against: poll This was the headline I read this morning on my USA Today news feed. The poll stated that “55% of whites surveyed believe that discrimination against white people exists in the U.S. today.”  … Continue reading

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Sixty years later…….

This photograph was taken on September 4, 1957 as Elizabeth Eckford was prevented from entering the newly desegregated Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas by the Arkansas National Guard. This photograph was taken on July 8, 2017 as Police Officer Darius Nash protects … Continue reading

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“I just don’t want a poor person”

“These are people that are great, brilliant business minds. That’s what we need. That’s what we have to have. So the world doesn’t take advantage. We can’t have the world taking advantage of us anymore. I love all people. It … Continue reading

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The O’Female Factor

“The six people who had the biggest impact on my life were all women. Had I been sexist, my life would have been far less fulfilling.” – Zig Ziglar In my thirty plus year working career I have had three female … Continue reading

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Tell me where you are from and I will tell you who you are

I have a cousin who grew up down the street from me. He was the oldest of six kids. Six kids who had the same parents, grew up in the same house, and went to the same school. He was … Continue reading

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