Quentin Lucas wants to thank the police.
For Steve Harper, the question of, “When did you first realize you were White?” is only the beginning.
Nora Meiners writes as the white mother of a biracial son, reflecting on black male bodies and the perils that attend them.
Raoul Wieland ponders living a life in which diversity, tolerance, and unity become realities instead of dreams.
Bryan Reeves, a white man, reflects on white privilege and the refusal by many white people to acknowledge it.
Cabot O’Callaghan learned priceless lessons working at a grocery store.
Comment of the Day: “I realize after racist incidents how inept we often are as white people in truly having a conversation about race and racism.”
This comment of the day was by Andrew Pollom on the post “In the Spirit of John Brown: A Letter to White People After Charleston”.
Renée Canada explores racism and identity through the lens of Rachel Dolezal.
Jenny Kanevsky takes a hard look at her behavior and realizes the opposite of entitlement is respect.
It’s tough to feel like part of the problem. But everyone should know these ways that even the most “well-intended” white person can participate in and benefit from racism.
In this poem, MaryLisa DeDomenicis reminds us of a common stereotype and the human need “to distinguish one’s self.”
No matter what people tell you, it’s just not a thing.
To overcome racism we need to overcome separation and ignorance. Familiarity, socializing, play and fun together breeds closeness, affection and care.
We must demand the police “protect and serve” and respect us. We must also, cooperate and facilitate their very difficult job and respect them.
It is high time for a drug policy grounded in science, compassion, economics and health and human rights