“This is not a drill,” Michael Beschloss said recently on The Rachel Maddow Show. He made this statement within a larger call to action. To put my own spin on the point: If you ever wondered what you would have done during a crisis, when the future of the country was on the line, when […]
“To fully understand how hate groups influence today’s kids and teens, it is important that parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, and others understand the scope of the threat, recognize the warning signs, and interrupt the indoctrination. This series builds on the existing reporting about hate groups and their online recruitment tactics and makes important connections to empower […]
Conversations with my dad were not always so productive. Throughout the early years of my awakening to racial injustice and my complicity, my attempts to talk about what I was learning with my father usually left me frustrated, angry, or silenced. The overall result was a sense of alienation within my own family.
That was close […]
Last month I received two very intriguing and connected requests. The first was to publish a guest blogger’s article on White Guilt and Spiritual Health. The second was an invitation to co-facilitate a webinar on Transforming White Guilt for Everyday Feminism. A beautiful synchronicity, I would say. See below for the article by Cassie Steele, […]
Last Fall, when I came face to face with members of the alt-right, people intent on provoking the men and women of color around me in order to videotape their angry reactions for the sake of white supremacist fund-raising, I wrote about it. I wrote about the disappointment I felt at the police response, and […]
In my late twenties, I did not experience myself as a political being. I loved psychology, valued community building, and was attracted to healing modalities. I was also an educator. I understood that racism was wrong. And thanks to mentorship provided by amazing people of color, I understood that my socialization as a white woman […]
The week after the violence in Charlottesville, I spoke with my father about the neo-Nazis and how emboldened they are right now. He said that he was proud to have a daughter who was standing up to racism. Not more than a few sentences later, however, he advised that I stay away from any demonstrations […]