I Asked: ‘When Are We Going To Vet White Men?’ Breaking News: White Men Called Me Racist

[Ed. note: This was written in April 2018.]

Today, I awoke to the news that once again, another town has been impacted by a mass shooting. It seems we can hardly process one mass shooting before dealing with the devastating effects of another one. In Nashville, Tennessee, a 29-year-old white male, Travis Reinking, drove to a busy Waffle House, killing four people with an AR-15 rifle and injuring several others.

How many times is this going to happen? Once I read the information I tweeted, “When will we starting[sic] vetting white men?” (I meant, when will we start vetting white men, but Twitter doesn’t let you edit.)

Read More ›

There is no Confederate lite

This is one of the several articles about the John B. Castleman statue that appeared in the May 8 issue of LEO Weekly. To read the rest, go here. James Baldwin once said, “I love America more than any other... Read More ›

Working 9-to-5 In White Spaces

As a black woman, I had the unique experience of my first “real” job being at an entirely African American institution, Bates Memorial Baptist Church. Everyone on staff or in a position of leadership was black. Not only was everyone... Read More ›

Who Protects Black Women?

Why you want to fly Blackbird You ain’t ever gonna fly Why you want to fly Blackbird You ain’t ever gonna fly No place big enough for holding all the tears you’re gonna cry * “I know what it like... Read More ›