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 […]

Confession: I Can’t Celebrate Biden’s Win Because I Am Terrified of Donald Trump.

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re: domestic violence (trigger warning) Why I am terrified: Black folks have been in an abusive: physically, mentally, and emotional relationship with America for 400 years, and Donald Trump, specifically, for 4 years. If you know anything about domestic violence, you know why we, well, me (I can’t speak for […]

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 […]