Or perhaps more accurately, what has David been doing? It's possible that some of you have wondered why I haven't written much lately. I know a friend did ask, specifically about why I've been quieter on Facebook. Actually, I haven't, I've just moved to a different forum. So what have I been doing? The answer … Continue reading Where is David?
This originally appeared on Facebook in response to a question as to whether it was racist for a police officer to have a clipboard with the words "Blue Lives Matter" on it. ___________________________________ I can't speak to this particular officer's mind or what is in his heart. I don't know who you saw so I … Continue reading Thoughts on Police….
This was originally posted to the Uncensored Melrose Community page on Facebook. It's a follow-up to my last two entries here. ________________________________________________________ First, I want to say thank you. I don’t know who drew on “my” corner, who wrote these words to Melrose, to me. My friend, City Councilor Jack Eccles, sent me the photo. … Continue reading More on “Who Is David”
A friend read what I posted earlier, asked if I am safe, well. I am. I'll ask his forgiveness for this statement: I think he knew I was well and recognized that we had been out of touch for a while and needed to reconnect. And we'll meet soon. I am well. And thank you … Continue reading I am well
This was originally published in a Melrose, MA Community Facebook group and on "The Melrose Patch", a local news site. An open message to the people of the City of Melrose: Look at my profile picture. Many of you have seen me on the corner of Essex and Main. I'm there three times a week. … Continue reading Dateline: Friday, August 21, 2020, Melrose, MA
"be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity"- Horace Mann, 1859 #restoredignity Be the PebbleAct
Quite simply, disassociating from whites committing crimes and assignment of blame to a group, a race, when the crime is committed by a Black? Hypocrisy. Racism. How can it be labeled any other way?
I'm just fucking tired of people using disconnected facts to prove things that are not true. Just listened to CNN and Kamau Bell do this Larry Bird, the Celtics, Magic Johnson thing about racism. Tired. Yeah, Larry was white. Still is, near as I can tell. But a white guy on the Celtics to prove … Continue reading Tired
I don't know how else to say it. Let it happen. Let COVID-19 run rampant, run wild. Yes, protect yourself. Wear a mask. Socially distance. Bubble, protect your family. Sanitize. And endure. Because Darwin is at work. Think about this: a handful of states are doing well. They, we, rejected Trump's ignorance, his rejection of … Continue reading Let It Happen
Have you read this book? "White Fragility". I'm starting thoughts on what I'm going to write. Robin DiAngelo writes about why we white people are afraid to talk about "it", about race. We sanitize things with, well, codes for THAT WORD. So tell me, what are you afraid to talk about? Tell me what you … Continue reading Tell me