Out of the Darkness

Under rocks And deep in caves Dark terror and Dark terrorists ( who often appear pale and white), Stalked by their own shadows Of fear that blossoms into hate Killing outside what Cannot be killed inside Without killing yourself. Emerging from the darkness Beckoned by...

Protect our Democracy

Yesterday a Confederate flag was paraded through the Capitol Rotunda. People from all over the United States invaded the heart of the American government. Many were armed. They trashed offices and forced members of the Senate into lockdown. They were trying to stop...

The Limitations of Either/Or and Our American Minds

Americans culture is based on binary constructs – either/or, male/female, white/ black. Our legal and political systems are binary- either you win or lose; you are a Republican or a Democrat. No significant third parties, spaces in the middle or shades of grey. If we...

Between the World and All of Us- The Intellectual Cage of Racism

“White America is arrayed …to protect its exclusive power to control and dominate…The power of domination and exclusion is central to the belief of being ‘white,’ and without it ‘white people’ would cease to exist for want of reasons (Ta-Nehisi Coates in Between the...

The 1619 Project: An Eye-Opener for All of Us

Changing your mind is hard. Changing your worldview is almost impossible. The 1619 Project, created by the Pulitzer Center and the New York Times, aims to change our worldview about the United States of America by identifying our founding date as 1619, the year the...