Tag Archives: racism

Our Virus

Our Virus We must eradicate this virus infecting our nation. It is dangerous, pervasive and has killed far too many. We know how to fight but intentional ignorance and tribal chest pounding has prevented progress. Science can lead but will … Continue reading

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Skin-Deep

Skin-Deep I’ve traced my ancestry, my family, through courthouses and cemeteries and no more than one-sixty-fourth owned other men and only in the jaded view of the law— my shameful heritage, like many of my southern neighbors. How could my … Continue reading

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Law and Order

Law and Order I’m supposed to fear those in the streets demanding reforms and when glass is broken and tear gas clouds our vision, it is scary. But I’m more afraid of sycophants in suits ignoring subpoenas, welcoming bribes, trading … Continue reading

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Invisible

Invisible Like explaining menstrual cramps to my wives, I tell my black friends how non-violence and civil disobedience are superior to riots. “If I were black…” But I was not black. I grew up white, trusting police to serve and … Continue reading

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Myself, the Racist

From the Poetic Asides blog: For today’s prompt, take the phrase “My (blank), the (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: … Continue reading

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