Faster Than The Speed of Light

The solar system is just not what it used to be, at least not what it was when I was in school. First, they tell me that Pluto is not a planet. Now, there is something that travels faster than the speed of light! This morning, while driving my husband to work, I learned that […]

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Always?

This is the way that we have always been.  It is the likely rationale or unconscious thought for those who live a racialized life or justify the anger, unforgiveness and hatred that support it.  Always is synonymous with “for all of time, until the end of time, constantly, and forever.”  But for all of time, we have […]

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The Lies My Race Told Me

I hate lies. There is no progress in them. They keep us in the same place. Lies are cyclical and telling them does nothing to advance our position, increase our understanding or elevate our level of awareness, whether personal, physical, social, spiritual or otherwise. In fact, maintaining a lie ensures that change in any form […]

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The Ten Race Commandments

I’ve been attracted to the story of race and its characters since I was about twelve years old.  My interest is not reactionary, a response to a slur or a derogatory comment meant to degrade or to cause me to question my presence in the world.  Instead, it began in a classroom with my introduction to the slave narratives […]

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