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
I posted this earlier to an antiracist group I started on Facebook. I've taken out the names of the others involved. They can choose to be public. It's not up to me to expose them. A conversation today: "All lives matter". David's response? "Yes they do". (and a tease, all news stories need a good … Continue reading David’s Day
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”
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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?
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
Is the darkness viewing my blog tonight? I wonder. I've had more page hits from a single user than ever before. Yeah, I see the stats. Is it the darkness? The hate? You see, I've publicly and loudly declared who I am on a public forum here in Melrose, MA. Said it to the trolls, … Continue reading The Darkness
"I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually". - Jame Baldwin Be the PebbleAct