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Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Return

Just a quick note to say a few things. First, I’m back and feeling very zen. Don’t know how long this feeling will continue, but I hope for at least a few more days. However, considering the inkling I have of what went on in

Race or Gender?

A couple of weeks ago author Steven Barnes posted this on his blog: I had a conversation with a friend on racial and gender issues. The question came up of whether Hillary or Barack had the best electability. It was her contention that white men

Something *I* needed to understand

Y’know, housesitting here at ABW for a few days has really opened my eyes to how important it is to keep a “safety zone” around discussions of racism. I thought I understood this, intellectually, but the practical experience has been a whole other thing. One

Why I Love Tim Wise

Passing the Buck and Missing the Point: Don Imus, White Denial and Racism in America by Tim Wise …those who are telling black folks to “get over it,” when it comes to racial slurs, such as those offered up by Imus, are missing an important


I’m about to disappear for a week and a half. At least this time I warned you all, right? Tomorrow I am off to a meditation retreat in the Massachusetts wilderness. 11 days of no talking, meditating for 9 hours a day, no eating after