Flesh Colours

Flesh Colours16, 24 and 64 Crayola Crayon colors have shared the same boxes,some since 1903,including the two colorsof black and white.Many N. American childrenhave used these colors.I was one. Were you?My fair question iswhen did Caucasiansbecome separate fromand...

a Shameful Apology

a Shameful ApologyCalifornia has just apologizedfor imprisoning the Japanese.Descendants of the prisonersspeak their Mother tongue,know their cultural history,and visit their homeland.Where is the American apologyto descendants of African slaves?When a people are...

imagine

imagine imagine a peopletotally severed from their birth languageand tangible culture. imagine a peopleshipped to a new land and coined sub-humanby those that control. imagine a peopledeprived of all schooling then many years laterseen as hostile and brutish. imagine...

Color Matters

Color Matters Many people discuss white privilege.Other folks just can’t fathom it.Some will think they know. When you live it each dayin your heart and bones,what is there to think? White folks can snooze here. Now let’s talk light privilege.Here we mean...

Color, Then and Now.

Color, Then and Now. May I ask you to consider my thoughtson social and racial privilege,in its past and current forms? Our dominant North American culture evolved from Europe,so let us start there. Whiteness was/is likened to purity.European aristocracy painted and...

Fear

Fearin the present or of the futuremay be literal and not so. Literal,You are caged in chainsin an alien world,new language and customs. Forced to be with a matethat speaks another dialectjust to produce babies, to increase the supplyof colored people, called...

4 Questions!

4 Questions! My memory is not yours,so let us decide now. We have one foot in heaven,the other in fiery coals. Yes or No? *** In 1787 negotiators agreed that cows were 3/5ths of the whole. In 1865 that law was rendered obsolete. Cows, slaves, same thing ,...

the Past Connection

the Past Connection It’s wonder full to be here now and now. That is one dimension of reality. Another dimension is time in space, between the 3 dimensions of past, present, and future. It’s a relaxing place to be. Then there is Connective Reality. This is where we...

2 voices, black and white

The BlackWhite divide in America is based in fear From the beginning; We need more hands, to prosper. I been bought to a strange land. We can’t lose what we got. Father, daughter, brother, mother, all sold. We will kill to stay on top. It’s better to be angry and...