It’s really hard for me to write about race. Of course I want to get to a point where race is just an interesting aspect of a person, a feature that might (or might not) indicate that their family culture … Continue reading
So Glad That’s Over Remember back when we were worried about the pandemic? We thought we had to stay away from crowds, keep six feet apart, all that good stuff? I’m so glad that’s over. Crowds have been everywhere for … Continue reading
Hello, Secular Humanists! This is different. But it is an attempt to stay in touch during trying times. After you read this post and watch the video, please, please share some comments! You can even comment on comments! That’s what … Continue reading
I read an article this morning that was not about the coronavirus: The Misleading Racial Achievement Gap Statistic. Yes, I do take a break from binging on bad news periodically, but this article was still a version of bad news. … Continue reading
Joe Biden is racist because he supported a crime bill that increased mass incarceration of black and brown people. Elizabeth Warren is racist because she claimed Native American ancestry when, in fact, she had only a tiny percentage of DNA … Continue reading
Please find a block of time to read the letter MLK wrote from the Birmingham jail to a group of clergy who wanted him to slow down. You might have read it some time ago, but it deserves to be read again – and again.
It dates from 1963, five years before his assassination. He expressed disappointment in all those who thought he was pushing too fast for change. Clearly, he knew my family and the many others were getting very uncomfortable. I will keep my words to a minimum so you can spend your time with his.