Racism in America #LivingWhileBlack #TheOakParkEdition #PomeranianPeggy #TomatoTammy

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Racism in America, and, racism in Oak Park is nothing new. But calling out the racism of White liberals, unapologetically and blatantly, is a newer trend.  For better or worse, most White conservatives own and are unapologetic with their racism. As an anti-racism advocate, my writing creed is, “call racism, […]

Reflections on Shitty Saturday (tm:ShaRhonda)

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Reflections on Shitty Saturday: Saturday of the Holy Week is my favorite day. Weird, right? Well, to me, it best summarizes those of us who struggle with faith and worry. All of Jesus’ follower’s believed he was the Messiah on Friday. Yet, he died. And he was buried behind a […]

Dear Black Students, Your Freedom Will Not Come From What You Learn in School

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The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.  Audre Lorde Dear Black Students:  I understand how frustrating it must be to see all the anti-Blackness in the world now and feel unprepared with the tools you need to fight racism in schools. Schools are normally failing Black kids, so […]

White American’s “Logic” on Crime and Looting

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White people: yes, we technically stole, looted, maimed, murdered, and exploited millions of African and Native Americans to establish the United States of America.  And, yes, technically the folks who did the stealing, looting, murder, and exploitation, wrote the constitution and our American system of laws.  And, yes, all of […]

As We “Defund” Racist Police, We Need to “Re-Fund” Racist Non-Profits Too.

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An Inconvenient Truth: There is Racism and White Supremacy in NPOs, too If you are giving money to organizations to help Black folks and support Black liberation; that isn’t run by Black folks, you are not doing anti-racist work. Racism isn’t solved by funding nonprofit organizations that are run and […]

Real Talk From Parents Homeschooling Children With Disabilities

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Parents of children with disabilities are already some of the strongest, fiercest and most exhausted parent advocates for quality schools during regular times. So sure, add on a national pandemic, e-learning with no training, and, oh yeah, prohibit physical contact with people! In this latest episode of “Are you Kidding […]