The shootings in Buffalo and Texas have wrecked me – and I can’t keep watching the same old arguments fly by in screenshotted tweets in Instagram stories. It’s all so predictable and isn’t going to change anything. And that makes this grief feel worse. This thought keeps pinging around in my head and it won’t… Continue reading The Gun is Fear
“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” Rabbi Tarfon I don’t really have much else to say right now.
I’ve been talking to my coworkers and a bunch of friends all week, trying to help them come to terms with privilege and racism. I can feel their urgency to know everything and do everything… and I get it. I saw a tweet the other day that white people are all “cramming for the racism… Continue reading It’s Not a Sprint
This Huffpost piece on Amy Cooper is really good and you should read it first before continuing. It might have been subconscious, but it was attempted murder, and deep down she knew it. Just like Carolyn Bryant knew what would happen to Emmett Till. Just like countless others knew what they were doing when they… Continue reading Murder by 911
If you’re thinking about jumping into someone’s comments to try to defend three armed men chasing down and killing an unarmed man running on a public street… just don’t. Their whiteness doesn’t give them authority or agency over brown bodies. Slavery is over. Jim Crow is supposedly over. They had zero authority to do whatever… Continue reading Defending the Indefensible