Lips to Ear

Lips to EarI was laying in the sunand just walked in,3 words in mind,People of ColorWhen I got to Home Depotto choose paint colorsfrom the Rust-oleumwhite paint choicesthey only had in stockwhite navaho white navy & almond. The whites I saw lined shelveswith 100’s...

True or False?

True or False?The Tulsa, OK.Black Wall Streethad to be destroyed.They created their own wealth,had built their own schoolsand their own banks,and prospered.The children in those schoolswere learning how to thrivewithout relying on whites.Can you Imagine the Master...

3 cops talking

3 cops talkingbehind the blue wallof silence, deciding on what to do next..Cop 1: Chauvin really fucked us bad.Cop 2: Yeah! Now the whole world has eyes on us.Cop 3: He coulda’ jus’ killed that niggah’ in the van, and not in front of all those phonesCop 2: Yeah!...

1 Picture’s worth

1 Picture’s worthBlack manex-convictdrug addictcaught passingcounterfeit billsin grocery storedies from an overdosewhen being questionedby the Minnesota policewould be the accepted storyif that young woman had not sharedthe video of Mr. Floyd being murdered by police...

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...