healing humanity

“You’re fighting for your humanity, not your ability to save me from your inhumanity.”@desireebstephens, TikTok creator The Black creator was talking specifically to white people, when she used those words to wrap up her post about the work that needs to be done. Starting the work doesn’t mean acting as a white savior, conversely it’s…Read more »

Each and every one of us

White supremacy isn’t the shark. It’s the water. Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre In the wake of the horrific assault perpetrated on innocent, hard working, loving, community supporting, Black people in Buffalo recently, I’m reminded to keep my eyes open to reality. Unfortunately, racial acculturation will have many white people focus solely upon that despicable murderous…Read more »

Proximity to black people

As white people, we can’t just declare ourselves to be non-racist or unbiased. The mere desire to be without racial bias doesn’t have the power to undo our racism acculturation. Additionally, unconscious bias and racism aren’t erased by having black friends or relatives. The “my sister’s husband is Black, so I can’t be racist” is…Read more »

White people’s work

She said not to turn away, when we became uncomfortable, that the work would make us uneasy. I agreed. I’d heard and understood that message over a decade ago, at a UPenn diversity workshop. I watched as folks turned away then, when the work became difficult- when it challenged us to consider our privilege in…Read more »