{Reflections of Racism} Acknowledging Racism Isn’t Hate

{Reflections of Racism} Acknowledging Racism Isn’t Hate

I recently shared a post on my social media accounts that supported “Loving Day” – a commemoration of the day the Supreme Court struck down state bans against interracial marriage. It went something like this… 1967… that’s only 55 years ago. My parents were teens....
Happy Juneteenth!… Let’s do better, America.

Happy Juneteenth!… Let’s do better, America.

If you look up Juneteenth, you’ll discover a few interesting facts: 1. The official date of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln to free all slaves, is actually January 1, 1863. NOT in June and NOT on the 19th. 2. NOT ALL SLAVES were actually freed...
The problem is deeper…

The problem is deeper…

I know I’ve been silent for a hot minute. Between more sickness, some looming deadlines for a BIG THING I can talk about next week, and the seriously awful things happening around the world right now, I’ve been in “watch and process” mode. Not everything requires...
{Reflections of Racism} Buffalo Mass Shooting: The White Narrative

{Reflections of Racism} Buffalo Mass Shooting: The White Narrative

I want to say an “unhinged” white man opened fire in a predominantly Black community in New York last week, killing 10 people and wounding another 3. Of the 13 harmed, 11 were Black. But I think it’s unfair to shrug off his actions as “unhinged.” That makes it easier...
{Reflections of Racism} I should have believed them

{Reflections of Racism} I should have believed them

I’m in Hawaii for the first time and it’s even better than anyone had said. The vibe is chill. The people are awesome. The sky is lit with colors I didn’t even think were possible. And I’m getting the best tour of Oahu that not even money can buy. Because I’m getting...
{Reflections of Racism} When others simply don’t exist

{Reflections of Racism} When others simply don’t exist

I love gaming. Online gaming, to be more specific. I didn’t think I’d ever be that girl, but I am. I’m no expert and I don’t play everything I come across. But when I find an MMORPG game I love – like World of Warcraft – I am in and I am dedicated. Apparently, I am...