Question Whiteness

Whiteness is not an identity but a privilege.  It is the only real race card for if whiteness ceased to exist, so would all the other social colors.  We could all throw our hands in.  Game over.  But, no deal. It is handed out, passed down as an American inheritance for the have’s.  But, have not […]

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Tearing Down the ‘White’ Wall of Silence

There has been much talk about the “blue wall of silence,” that is the expectation, the unwritten rule, the code shared among those who wear blue and carry a badge to protect and cover for their fellow officer.  They have to stick together; it is the police officers against a dangerous world. They will take care of each […]

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“Make America White Again”?

Just when I think that I have said enough or said it all as it relates to my views on race, I get a sign.  This time it was a billboard sign created by Rick Tyler of Tennessee who is running for Congress.  Clearly, a play on the Trump campaign, Tyler hopes to “Make American […]

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Naming White Privileges

So often in matters of race, we only talk about the impact of oppression, the effects of blackness and the negative impact of the social construct of race. But, race has a bright side.  It’s called privilege, white privilege. While we are familiar with “the race card” and now due to this presidential election cycle […]

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White Privilege Glasses

Deadlines from seemingly every area of my life and stormy weather present a dual problem as to timeliness and motivation.  While this was not on my list of things to do,  I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this article with you.  Published by the Huffington Post, “See Racism. See John See Racism. […]

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A 3- Minute Lesson on Race

You’ve got time for this class and it is brought to you by Jenée Desmond Harris.  It is a lesson that must be learned and that bears repeating.  Harris starts from the beginning of race and no, she does not begin in the book of Genesis.  Lie #1 struck down.  Race is not that old. […]

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Look Different

A couple of days ago, I posted a documentary on whiteness created by MTV. However brief, it demonstrated whiteness as a socially constructed reality as there is no white country or place of origin for white people.  Even the designation of a Caucasian is a misnomer and so is Caucasoid thought it sounds more scientific. […]

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