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…
It was nearly four years ago, four years of chaos, of hate, of Donald Trump's messed up behavior. I've been thinking a lot about the march lately. I wrote about it before I had a blog. I created this blog as part of my fight against hate, lies, and the presidency of the orange one. … Continue reading Thoughts on the Women’s March
I'm tired today. I suspect a lot of us are, life has been like that lately. Yet today, I don't mean the tired in my heart, in my soul, sort of tired. I'm referring to the normal, I didn't get enough sleep, tired. And, no, it wasn't because I stayed up way too late waiting … Continue reading A Poll Worker
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
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 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
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