What Kind of White Person Are You?

I’m thinking about Malcolm X today. Remember his famous response to the white guy in the car? The guy who leaned out his car window, grinning, and asked “do you mind shaking hands with a white man?” Malcolm X responded “I don’t mind shaking hands with human beings. Are you one?” Now, I’m not one … 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

FOR WHITES (LIKE ME): on white kids

Dear parents of white children, I vote that we strike the following from our parental lexicon: “Everybody is equal.” “We’re all the same underneath our skin.” I realize this is counterintuitive. But I’m completely serious. These statements are so abstract they’re mostly meaningless when handed to a seven (or even seventeen) year-old. That’s at best. … Continue reading

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