My son is 7 years old And without fail he asks me a gazillion questions Every Single Day Not the simple inquisitiveness of a normal 7 year old child But question after question about Jesus “Mommy, did kids have to go to school when Jesus was alive?” “Did Jesus go to school when he […]Read more "Questions From My Son… [[poetry]]"
Just so we are clear: Just like I did not know Trayvon Martin personally, I do not know or care to know his murderer personally either. However, I have been black for 27 years and I do KNOW, without a shadow of a doubt, that racism is real. I do know racial profiling exists. I […]Read more "What I KNOW To Be True…"
Tell me again about JUSTICE. Tell me again how this isn’t about RACE. Tell me again how AmeriKKKa is land of the free. Tell me again how to explain THIS to my children. Tell me again how you’re too busy to attend a rally, a protest, a march, or ANY demonstration FOR JUSTICE. Our sons […]Read more "Tell Me Again About Justice…"
I am not color blind. In fact, I noticed the difference between black and white skin early on as a student in Kindergarten. My teacher, Ms. Rodriguez, was phenomenal. And kind. With long flowing dark hair. And white skin. But this isn’t about that. In fact, this is about those with my same pigment that […]Read more "INJUSTICE is Regularly Scheduled Programming…"
“But mommy how is he not guilty and Trayvon Martin is dead?” How can I explain RACISM to my beautiful brown children? At 6 and 7, how can I explain it in such a way that their little minds would be able to wrap themselves around the very thing that allows a man to walk […]Read more "I am NOT Trayvon Martin…"