A short reflection on being abroad as a black man with everything happening in the US. These are ways I’ve noticed how I policed my body in order to survive, frivolous liberties I can’t enjoy, or thoughts I’ve had. White privilege is not forcing yourself to stand in the front of an elevator with others […]Read more "White Privilege is….Reflections from Abroad"
Frederick Douglass on 5 July 1852 Rochester, NY HE who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has […]Read more "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Just finished C.E. Morgan’s The Sport of Kings and I am filled with many emotions. For one race plays a central role in the story from the fact that the author is a white woman to her writing about slavery and legacies of slavery (both for the descendants of the slave master and the descendants […]Read more "My Review: The Sport of Kings"