Actually, there was a lot of good. COVID-19 just made it harder to see than usual. Robin Abrahams, who writes the "Miss Conduct" column in the Boston Globe asked people to write and tell here what we learned. She used two parts of my email in the "Learning to Be Grateful" and "Making the Effort … Continue reading 2020 Wasn’t All Bad
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Winston Churchill Be the PebbleAct
Images can be more powerful than words and this week we will see how true this is when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their respective oaths of office. I’ve been asked “Can they do this safely in public”? The answer is “yes” But first, a bit about images.
We are in the midst of another @GOP lie. Every call to stop the impeachment process is disingenuous a best, more likely treasonous. Consider this: our nation's Capitol was attacked at the behest and call of the President of the United States. How is it wrong to hold him accountable? Republicans in Congress keep saying … Continue reading Divisive?
"This is not who we are". That statement is false. What happened this week in Washington is exactly who we are, at least when the “we” is white America. We have a long history of mob violence, white mob violence, being directed at either government or people of color. A prime example is the "Wilmington … Continue reading This IS Who We Are
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the “Black family”. No, not the “normal” thoughts that seem to prevail. Not the thoughts of Barack Obama when he blamed Black men for not showing up for their families, their children. He’s not the only one. Years ago Bill Cosby said the same thing. There have been … Continue reading Thoughts on “The Black Family”
It's called "Operation Warp Speed", not "Operation Short Cut".#sciencematters#factsmatter#GetVaccinated
OK. I'm going to be more specific. People who look like me, like most of you will read this, have failed. We as white people have failed to end racism. We could have, but we quit. It got too hard so we walked away. I'm watching a four part documentary by Dr. Henry Louis Gate … Continue reading We Have Failed
This was originally done as a post on Facebook, in reply to denials that racism still exists. A name was mentioned in the FB posting. This original posting was done to support attacks being directed at her as a Black woman. Her name has been changed to XXXXX. I think that too many people don't … Continue reading Thoughts on Racism…
Boston Globe website, Opinion Section, top listing is from? Me!https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/11/11/opinion/stacey-abrams-could-use-reinforcements-her-fight-voting-rights/