What’s more degrading than being targeted with harassment because of your race, sex, religion, color, gender, size, orientation, disability, age, or origin while surrounded by bystanders who see what is happening, but then do nothing? It doesn’t have to be that way. At this moment in history, we are witnessing a spike in disrespect, harassment, and hate...Read more
There are so many pathways to erasing racism in our country, with each pathway destined to be a marathon, rather than a sprint, that it can be hard to decide where to focus. At least for now, I’m focusing my energies on police reform since the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers...Read more
Effecting change takes time.
Changing a 400-year history of racism in our country will take time.
And it will take courage.I want to share a personal story – not one I’m proud of. Decades ago I was riding on public transportation in the Washington, DC area when two well-dressed white men in...
As I think about what I can do to help eradicate the racism that has plagued this country since its founding, I am coming at change from multiple directions, from the micro to the macro. This means looking first at myself, then my community, my county (including my local police force) and the country. This is...Read more