My love for books did NOT come from school; my love of books came despite school!

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I have always loved books, and I was obsessed with fiction for most of my young life.  And not the “good fiction” people who are book obsessed usually name like Tolkien or Mark Twain, I was a “Sweet Valley High” and “Babysitter Club” kid for a long time.  Actually, my […]

Racism PSA: You Have To “Do Something” To Be Anti-Racist

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Racism PSA: You are probably complicit in racism… If you are White, and nothing in your life has changed since George Floyd and/or Breonna Taylor were murdered. If you are relatively unbothered in your daily life. If you are still talking with your racist friends/family and/or supporting racist businesses (yup, […]

The Actual Definition of White Supremacy and/or a White Supremacist.

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The 2nd most offensive to White folks is when they are called a White Supremacist (1st word is being called a racist). But many White folks get mad but don’t know what “white supremacist” means. So, I’ll help: White Supremacist believes that White culture (western culture/traditions/theories/clothes/looks/religion etc.) is better than […]

The Price You Pay For A “Ghetto” Name:

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February 27, 2017 We are finally starting to have the real, uncomfortable, long overdue, talks about race in this country. I’ve never been more proud, excited, and uncomfortable with national dialogue before! I’m even more uncomfortable than 9/11 to Iraq War, weapons of mass destruction, national conversations. Racism is hard […]

An(other) Unpopular and Difficult Thing For Me To Say: Car Jackings and The “Crime Spree Pandemic” Is Racist Propaganda.

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The constant coverage of carjackings in Chicago Black men is racist propaganda used to justify the Mayor hiring more police officers in Chicago and a $9 million police training center. Talking about “lawless Black youth” is a way for the elected officials to invest money in policing instead of policies […]