For Whites (Like Me), Who Are Pissed. We Are Not Ignorant.

I debated the “pissed” of this title. I realize it’s not nice. And I didn’t want to alienate readers who might be put off by it. (Like my mom. Sorry, Mom.) But “mad,” “angry,” even “outraged” just don’t capture it. So it’s “pissed.” We get “pissed” at someone or something. It is (or, at least, … Continue reading

WHAT WOULD JESUS DO FOR CHELSEA MANNING?

There has been much discussion about Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning this past week, with a range of responses to her actions, her sentencing, and her statement coming out as a trans* woman. (Trans* is a term meant to be inclusive of a range of gender nonconforming expressions and identities.) Unfortunately, Manning’s decision to release classified … Continue reading

FOR WHITES (LIKE ME): GOT STRATEGY?

I have a hate/love relationship with Charlie Brown. For reasons that seem obvious to me I love the Christmas special and still miss the Great Pumpkin episode they used to air when I was a kid. But, I hate how mean everyone is to poor “Chuck.” (Yes, it took my four year-old asking why they … Continue reading

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