Tag Archives: White

Playing to his base

“The problem is, there’s a new group… I’m talking about this tiny slice of people that have gotten way too fired up about this Trump thing for the wrong reasons. I’m talking about those people where as soon as Trump … Continue reading

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A religious holiday not a political celebration

“And by the way, under the Trump administration, you’ll be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again when you go shopping. Believe me. ‘Merry Christmas.’ They’ve been downplaying that little, beautiful phrase. You’re going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again, folks.” – Donald … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

There are a few foods my wife refuses to eat, Brussels Sprouts, any kind of Pea, cooked Carrots, biscuits and gravy, Okra, Meatloaf, Lamb, Duck, and sadly for a girl who has NEVER lived outside of the South, Grits. She has … Continue reading

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A Valentines Story

I was in high school in the late 1970’s. Five years earlier schools were segregated in Charlotte. By the time I got to high school we, the kids, had figured out the black and white thing even if our parents … Continue reading

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The divide between us

“If someone says a racial slur or says something and you’re like, ‘I can’t believe they said that,’ actually say that outloud to them. Do not normalize xenophobia, do not normalize anti-blackness, do not normalize transphobia. Take a step back and … Continue reading

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An ugly American history

I am reading a book called Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips. The book details how the white citizens of Forsyth County, Georgia, beginning in 1912, drove out the African-American population through murder and intimidation. It is … Continue reading

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The many colors of Jesus

“The timing is not good. We are black. We are Muslim. We are Somali. We are all the negative stigmas.” – Omar Hassan, speaking in reference to the country’s increasingly intensified anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim fears I thought about this quote again last … Continue reading

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