Racism: The American Custom

Maybe racism is the AMERICAN CUSTOM. Like cock-fighting in Mexico, Polygamy in Traditional African society, Shark fins in Japan, Dog meat in China, Monkey brain eating in ... Somewhere. Maybe it is custom I must survive but one I may never truly understand. How else do I explain two successive presidents descendants of immigrants who…

Politics: Accessory OR Device for Change?

Courtesy of the Odysseyonline.com Conservative or Liberal? Pro-Life or Pro-choice? Pro LGBT or Awaiting Judgment Day? Creation or Evolution? Healthcare Bill or Replace Healthcare Bill? Freedom of Religion or Freedom from religion? Equality or Make America Great again? Black Lives Matter or Tough on Crime? Somewhere in America today there is someone or a group…

I Don’t See Race…

What if that were true? What if someone were acknowledging that they refuse to endorse a made up system of oppression that uses skin tone to separate people into a caste system? This statement often comes at the ire of most black, brown and native Americans because often it seems to denote, “I don’t see…

Allegory On Outrage

  The right to free speech or the right to be outraged? It feels cathartic when we get express our outrage at what needs to be corrected, changed, addressed, expelled, justified and what have you. Why is that different from a kid throwing a tantrum? Perhaps education, information, a more evolved sense of compassion? So…

Populism: What If…

It sounds like the cry for freedom. It sounds like the fight against a one world government. It sounds like the ultimate bastion of freedom in the modern age. But it looks like one thing only... Angry white people. Where are the Africans leaving the United Nations, World Bank and International Court of Justice? Where…

(Men)tal Illness & Shame Culture

Guns are not the problem. Neither is religion. (Men)tal illness is closer. Undiagnosed (men)tal illness? Now we are talking. I tried to make a point about shame a week ago and how it is the basis of the persistence of racial discrimination today. I am not sure that connected so I will take another crack…

Racial Prejudice is SHAME (The Other Elephant…)

It’s the shame. I am starting to see that shame is the currency of racial prejudice and discrimination. I have been looking for a common thread in the divisive conversations going on now with Donald Trump, Police Brutality, Diversity in Hollywood and just like that... It hit me right between the eyes. SHAME! Donald Trump…