2017 has been…interesting, to say the least. It is the thirtieth of December, the year of our Lord two thousand and seventeen, and sometimes I feel like I’m living in 1957. That, or the twilight zone. Here’s what has transpired over the past twelve months: Donald Trump – millionaire, real estate magnate, TV producer, racist, … Continue reading 2017 has been…interesting.
My dear readers, you must understand — I rarely get this angry. So angry that I have thought about this case day in and day out — at work, on the bus, at home. So angry that I stare at my computer screen in a daze. So infuriated that I write with tears in my eyes as my heart pounds in my chest. I’m not an angry person by nature. But there are times in life when you witness something so unconscionable — something that literally shocks the conscience of anyone who has one — that all one can hope to do is weep and write. Continue reading Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.
This Friday finds me so very tired.
I am just plain tired.
I am tired
I am tired.
I am so damn tired.
I am so very, very tired. Continue reading I’m Tired
Required reading. There are some gems here: “As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future. My husband and I stress the importance of their having to walk an even straighter line than their white counterparts. A lesson that is heartbreaking and … Continue reading 26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016
Another day. Another dollar. Another Black man shot. Another gay person shot. Another police officer shot. Nothing new under the sun. Life goes on right?
No. Life can’t just “go on.” We need to address this.
As Adventists, we are really good about talking about end time events and preaching present truth.
But I find that when it comes to present day events and present day realities, we are silent, we are complicit, we are ignorant, we are apathetic, we are ambivalent.
Why do people feel the need to be visibly hateful? I don’t care if you hate – you can find yourself a little corner and hate all you want. But why puke hate through the internet? Why troll? Why be mean? Why yuck someone else’s yum?
Why not just keep scrolling? Continue reading If You Don’t Like the Post, Keep Scrolling
Source: The Invisible Late-Night Knapsack. A blog post about late-night TV hosts, white privilege and the “invisible knapsack” that white privileges bestows upon its possessors. Continue reading The Invisible Late-Night Knapsack.