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Race Bait

My blackness has been called into question many times.  Or even constantly.  Back in the day — middle school and high school in particular — I was called nigger, coon, jigaboo, pickeninny in the hallways in school and sometimes on the street.  And when I went back to my neighborhood I was called an Oreo.…

How to tell if someone is full of sh*t

Up front:  My opinions and conclusions are my own. Just because we disagree about something, it doesn’t mean that I think you’re racist, stupid, hateful, hell-bound or full of it.  I’m tired of those cards being played.  The “disagree with me and I’ll slap a weaponized label on you”. I can’t kick my podcast listening habit.  That…

Black Women and Evolutionary Psychology

Back in February, after Aunt Norma passed, I had a blog entry in mind. I started it, like, three times. I never finished. I was going to title it “Black Women”. And then I was going to title it “Women”. It was going to be about the beautiful women in my family and the poise,…

The Fourth of July: A Tale of Two Cities

Man, it was a scorcher out here this weekend.  Lots of news fluff pieces about the heat and 4th of July revelers — people hitting the National Mall at about 3pm to be positioned for that evening’s fireworks.  Lots of “freedom”, “liberty” being spoken of.  You know.  Patriotic displays, parades and festivities. And it’s all…

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

I swear to you that I don’t always write about racial stuff. I promise.  But tonight I do.  I feel awkward doing so while listening to Elvis Costello.  It just doesn’t feel right. Race probably did have something to do with the fact that the police were called. He never should have been arrested.  Uncalled…

Really!?! – Part 2

The dialogue continues… Comment Thanks for replying to my initial comments/questions. I seem to really enjoy your dialogue, which is surprising since I am not much into blogs and the like. However, I’m very interested in your viewpoint… good food for thought (as my father says). So, ok, here’s Round 2: interracialracerelationships