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Friday, August 22nd, 2014

American History Y (revisited)

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      …The face of Trayvon becomes an eerie foreshadowing of a global nation that refuses to learn from its considerable mistakes. Universal law is clear. Until we learn the lesson life is trying to teach us, the lesson will repeat until we do.   Note: I wrote this piece shortly after Trayvon Martin was killed. When you think about it, it wasn’t that long ago. For some reason, I was looking for an explanation for why so many (we’ll call them uninitiated) people who happen to not be of color (although, some walk with a good portion of melanin), are so ridiculous in their attempts to shield themselves from the actual truth. Shield themselves.  That’s important. There are some people who are so boggled by the idea that they are actually the problem. They work doubly hard to defend this idea because being a racist or any variation of such things, would mean that there is something wrong with them–fundamentally. And because they think themselves superior and maybe pristine, at least to themselves, they fight in the ways … Continue reading

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

American History Y: We’ve Got to Deal with Our Prejudice BEFORE it Manifests as Racism

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…The face of Trayvon becomes an eerie foreshadowing of a global nation that refuses to learn from its considerable mistakes. Universal law is clear. Until we learn the lesson life is trying to teach us, the lesson will repeat until we do. Note: I wrote this piece shortly after Trayvon Martin was killed. When you think about it, it wasn’t that long ago. For some reason, I was looking for an explanation for why so many (we’ll call them uninitiated) people who happen to not be of color (although, some walk with a good portion of melanin), are so ridiculous in their attempts to shield themselves from the actual truth. Shield themselves.  That’s important. There are some people who are so boggled by the idea that they are actually the problem. They work doubly hard to defend this idea because being a racist or any variation of such things, would mean that there is something wrong with them–fundamentally. And because they think themselves superior and maybe pristine, at least to themselves, they fight in the ways we’ve seen played out … Continue reading