My problem with Black History Month

chess board in shadowy room (black and white image)

I’ve always wanted to like Black History Month. I really have. I still want to. I really do. Really. But all it does is remind me of whiteness. I know it’s supposed to do the other thing, but for me it can’t. The reason is not because my history is somehow supposed to be relegated …

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Racists and allies: Strange bedfellows

Black man wearing a black T-shirt with white lettering that reads: Good intentions are not enough

We are living in strange times—a time where very few people are willing to stand on their beliefs. Instead, equivocation is what’s hot in the streets, even when it comes to being anti-racist or even naming racism. Apparently, words no longer have meaning, or maybe it’s just the natural consequence of the watering down of …

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