Reading Outside My Comfort Zone

For me, reading outside my comfort zone means following wisps of ideas and half-understood references in one topic to others. …

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When Is It Virtue?

Ideally, we live by a moral or ethical code.  I first began questioning the idea of virtue when I saw…

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Basic Assumptions for Racism

Author James Forman Jr. discussed his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow…

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Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Cultural appropriation is about ownership of your own culture both individually and as a group.  The cultural melting pot trope…

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Controlling Change?

You can’t really control change and change is the only constant in life.  What you can control is how you…

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Civil Rights To Human Rights

Can you believe our government viewed Dr. King’s March on Washington as the potential “sacking” of Washington by Blacks as…

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Belief: Empowerment or Placebo

Will believing in something make it effective?  Bring it into existence?  Empower it? Will forgetting something cause it to fail,…

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