2021-09-01: Some Things to Think About

“Here are some not-so-fun facts, compiled by the Washington Post:  Black Americans are two-and-a-half times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers.  We are twice as likely to be abused while in police custody.  Juries give Black defendants sentences that are 20 percent longer than those given to white … Continue reading 2021-09-01: Some Things to Think About

Pain

I'm in a shitty place tonight. It's because of what I saw today, what I experienced. And fuck. I was on the easy end of it. Some of you know that I ride a bicycle. Many miles. Long distance. Sometimes bikes break. There's this sort of code. We take care of our own. Provide assistance. … Continue reading Pain

Words

I've spent most of the past year taking in words, studying, learning. I didn't understand why we as a country reacted the way we did when George Floyd was killed. I read Dr. Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility" and came away more confused. She talked about why white people don't talk about race, but said nothing … Continue reading Words