Why I Can’t Keep Accepting the Apologies of White Supremacy

I don’t know how we get to a point where we can have the footage, and there will still be those who feel a need to apologize on behalf of the police, but never the victims. When so many people can justify the video of a cop using the type of force he did on that teenage girl, I’m left with two conclusions: we are … Continue reading Why I Can’t Keep Accepting the Apologies of White Supremacy

Star Wars and Liberating the Imagination of What Can Be

My nerd-meter went out of control on Sunday when I saw the poster for Star Wars: Episode VII finally be unveiled, and then later that night when the trailer was released. I won’t say how many times I watched the dang thing, but I can say I’m not sure there is an amount of Star Wars media you can consume until you become tired of … Continue reading Star Wars and Liberating the Imagination of What Can Be

Bernie Sanders and the Public Policy of White Supremacy

It’s funny how we like to lie to ourselves, tell ourselves that a country founded on white supremacy doesn’t need to acknowledge that truth head on in order to relieve us of it–racism, that is. For the last several months, I’ve waited for presidential candidates to openly address racism in all of its violent forms. The news, although many times problematic, has been able to … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and the Public Policy of White Supremacy

Guns, Violence, and the Awareness of Never Really Knowing

 I’ve been thinking about what I could say, but there is nothing to say that hasn’t already been said, or said more eloquently than I could ever write. 3 years ago this December I started this blog, not because I wanted to be a writer, but because shots were fired–Newtown happened–and there was nothing else I felt like doing other than using words to express … Continue reading Guns, Violence, and the Awareness of Never Really Knowing