Support the musings! If this is a space that you enjoy, consider supporting the musings. Never any pressure but your support is greatly appreciated. If you want to know why a blogger is asking you to support their words, read more here. Support the musings monthly Option 1 : $1.00 USD – monthlyOption 2 : $5.00 USD – monthlyOption 3 : $10.00 USD – monthlyOption 4 : $15.00 USD – monthly Or a one time gift to support the musings! 11 Comments April 21, 2015 ralph day Great posts. Keep up the good work! June 19, 2015 Wandika and RA As white women we have struggled today on how to respond to yesterday’s terrorist attack. We decided that one thing we could do is support your voice and encourage you with this small donation. February 11, 2016 Rick I am a 66 year old white male and do not consider myself racist, sexist or anything in-between. Your article/post was so dead on. Thank you for your honesty and straightforwardness, so refreshing after such b/s we always seem to have fed to us. Thank You July 11, 2016 Amy Erard About a year or more ago, you posted a list of books that all white people should read before trying to have an educated conversation with a person of color. You had posted it after describing an experience of a group of white men yelled at you and your family in downtown Portland. I am sorry that I have not been able to find that list. Would you please kindly point me to where this exists. Many thanks and Thank you for all you do. Your writings help me unpack my backpack of white privilege. August 5, 2016 Annie I remember that post, too. Would love to see that list again. December 6, 2016 Elizabeth I don’t have that post or link, but here are two links that are great for anyone with children and young people in their lives! http://weneeddiversebooks.org/ https://thebrownbookshelf.com/ January 5, 2017 Christy Yes I was just looking for this list somewhere on your page and don’t see it!! I see a list of recommended writers though! Would love to access that list I again. I know I saved it. But need to get myself more organized August 27, 2016 Sarah Well, Maine has made the headlines again with our own special reincarnated version of George C. Wallace. Was he drunk? who cares… Keep on blogging. “Tyrants Always Fall-Always” -The Notorious MG August 30, 2016 John Stapler Thank youb for your eloquent and intelligent essay.. I am a black male in Maine and feel as you do. Keep it up. November 15, 2016 Susan I really appreciate your posts. And I am so sorry to hear about what happened today. I don’t wear a safety pin; I give money and time to the causes that Trump will never support. April 14, 2017 Lisa Kennedy Calling all white people Post II: a thoughtful post and as a white woman trying to do it right, I will keep up the work and try to understand the varied responses to mistakes and misunderstandings. I believe it’s the job of white people to drive racism out of our country, but it will take a loooong time.