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...

Speaking and Listening from the Heart

Have you ever wondered why so many white people are so often afraid of discussing race with People of Color, more particularly people of African descent? I wonder about it all the kind because it seems to be a never-ending problem. In his recent book, For White Folks...