There’s been some exciting buzz in the city of Madison lately on the topic of race. Since a local pastor, Alex Gee, wrote an excellent and honest newspaper article about being an angry black man (in the very best possible sense) he’s been bombarded with requests for more writing and television interviews and such. I’m … [Read more]
Check out this amazing video clip: How not to write about Africa, by Binyavanga Wianaina, narrated by Djimon Hounsou. Despite my best intentions, I’m sure I qualified for a couple of these. It puts to words, though, what I want to aim for.
In Beverly Daniel Tatum’s Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together at the Cafeteria? she describes a comment made by a White woman that she fears being rejected by “the ones who I am fighting for.” Beverly responds to this woman by explaining “that she needs to fight for herself, not for people of … [Read more]
In case you didn’t notice, I’m White. Most of the people in my neighborhood are White. Most of the people in my church are White. Most of the people in my children’s school… the list goes on. In case you haven’t noticed, most of the people in the world are not White. I’m reading Why … [Read more]