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”
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?
Who is David? How did he get to be? What influenced him to believe that Black Lives Matter? That working on Anti-Racism is important?
So yesterday I was out holding my sign. Like every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, my new connection David drove by. As he passed I yelled out "I have something for you". He took a break, stopped by, and I gave him a copy of my "raised fist" posting, and we talked about why I couldn't. … Continue reading A Raised Fist (Part 2)
I can't. I can't do it. I can't raise my fist. See, for me, a raised fist, it comes from The Black Panther Party and is a symbol of Black Power. When I'm out holding my, or signs, I have a lot: "I Can't Breathe #BLM""I Will Not Turn the Other Cheek #BLM""Police Matter. So … Continue reading A Raised Fist
(Yes, I stole the title from a movie, get over it - oh, and the movie? It is worth watching) I was listening to a story on NPR this morning. They talked to a man who said he wouldn't give his name because he "was afraid he would sound racist". Think about that. If he, … Continue reading Dear White People
For more than 150 years, first Negroes, then Blacks, then African Americans have been told the same thing: just wait, it will get better. The Massachusetts 54th, the first African American regiment, fought not just to end slavery, but also for the promise of a better life. Freed slaves were promised "40 acres and a … Continue reading I Will Not Turn the Other Cheek
I've been to protests where that was the chant: "The whole world is watching". But this time? That's not right. The whole world is joining. Paris. London. Cape Town. Hong Kong. Kolkata. Jerusalem. Berlin. Athens. Last night, in Bristol England, protestors tore down a statue of a slave trader and threw it in the river. … Continue reading The Whole World is Watching?