The purpose of this blog will be to discuss race relations, learn history and hopefully help us all to be more patient, understanding, emphatic.
I am a 59 year old Black woman, a veteran Sargent of the United States Air Force and a retiree.
What White People Don’t Understand
Here’s what White people don’t understand. The oppression of Black people in the United States is accumulative, stacked one on top of another.
Despite the Biden/Harris Problem
Despite the Biden/Harris Problem Like many voters, I’m not a fan of Biden/Harris. We don’t need to discuss the many reasons why, but I understand the sentiment. It will literally hurt me to cast my vote for the Biden/Harris ticket, but I will.
- Second Place in Inhale, Exhale Challenge
You Gotta Move - 91 Years Strong
You Gotta Move - 91 Years Strong Recently, I was talking to my ninety-one year old aunt, Will Ella, about health, exercise and COVID 19. Prior to the lockdown she was very active.
Educational Equality and COVID 19
We live in extremely turbulent times. We know, one way or another, the world as we have previously known it, has forever been changed. Our biggest obstacle is the desire to return to “normal”, back to the world we have become both accustomed to and comfortable with, but change is always inevitable.
White Lies and Truth
White Lies and Truth As we look at the chaos in the United States, many people claim to not understand how we got to this point of chaos in our country. It perplexes them and they search for answers to a situation whose answer is so clear, we all look right through it.
White Privilege and Jim Crow
White Privilege and Jim Crow. Black history is United States history; likewise, some United States history is Black history. The only way to understand racism in the United States is to first understand our history – the complete history. Race and White privilege has always been the major issue in U.S. politics.
The Red Summer - Ellisville
The Red Summer -- Ellisville On June 9, 1919, a White woman named Ruth Meeks reported that she had been attacked on her way home from her job as a hotel clerk. John Hartfield, a Black man, threatened her with a gun, she told police. He then took her to a railroad trestle and raped her, afterwards he took her under a sweet gum tree near a pasture and ran away with her clothes, she said.
The Red Summer - Charleston
The Red Summer -- Charleston The history of the United States has to be understood to begin to understand the racial problems experienced by Blacks in this country. Lynchings of Blacks and the governmental response to those lynchings play a huge role in the development of the United States. The response to those lynchings play an even larger role because it sets the stage to how law enforcement responds to crimes against Blacks by Whites, both civilian and law enforcement. Before we can understand why law enforcement polices the way they do, we have to understand how the United States has dealt with crimes against Blacks.