Tag Archives: racial prejudice

Race Conversations and the White Fear of Saying the Wrong Thing

I’m white. Decidedly white. Which means that I can’t jump, or dance in rhythm, or learn a funky new handshake, to save my life. I grew up in a white bubble I never noticed, and I didn’t have an adult black friend for the first 40 years of my life. I’m still quite white, but …

A Letter to My 17-Year Old Self About Racial Prejudice and Ignorance

Hi Roger. Please don’t freak out, but I am your 57-year old self, and I’d like to share some things I (we?) have learned about you and the black people around you that you barely notice.  The good news here is that you’ll make it to your 57th birthday. The bad news is that you …