Institutional racism, racial profiling, classism, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, colorism- these are all constructed, yet irrefutable and substantive social issues that continue to follow us, from one generation to the next, with no apparent resolution or end in sight. And the thing is, not many people are willing to really talk about them. And when … Continue reading It’s time for “Real Talk”
'Do I believe we can change racial inequity?' This question was posed during a Race Power, Privilege Workshop: Tools and Strategies for Advancing Racial Equity training I attended last week. Everyone who attended worked in an organization or city/county department that provides services to the community in some form or fashion. Now, I personally don't believe … Continue reading Can we change racial inequity in this country?
Remember that scene in A Few Good Men, where Tom Cruise has Jack Nicholson on the stand and he's demanding the truth, and Jack yells, "You can't handle the truth!" That is what is going on in society right now. And the sad Truth is the majority of folks cannot handle the truth about what … Continue reading America can’t Handle the “Truth”
Seeing as how Election time is coming I decided to start a series of Political Pet Peeves because, well, in short, I got a lot to say! And anyone who follows politics even a lil, knows how much shyt Politicians and our corrupt Government gives us to dissect and rant about. Now I must preface … Continue reading Political Pet Peeves: #1-Ignorant Black Republicans
Ahh.. Just when you think that by this time, in 2014, you've seen and heard just about all the ignorance someone could possibly dream up, lo and behold, ignorance knows no bounds! I came across this on Twitter. Just take a minute and read this over: Dear Prudence, I live in one of the wealthiest … Continue reading So, rich folks want poor kids to stop trick or treating in their neighborhoods!