If You’re Reading This Then I’m Probably Your One Black Friend

In a 100-friend scenario, the average white person has 91 white friends; one each of black, Latino, Asian, mixed race, and other races; and three friends of unknown race. The average black person, on the other hand, has 83 black friends, eight white friends, two Latino friends, zero Asian friends, three mixed race friends, one other race … Continue reading If You’re Reading This Then I’m Probably Your One Black Friend

It’s Hard Being the Person Everyone Comes to With Their Questions About Race

I’d applaud them for their honestly about what they don’t know; I am happy for their awakenings because I deplore silence in times like these. Everyone should be affected; everyone should be outraged, and I am thankful that I haven’t had to unfriend anyone on Facebook this go ‘round. But some part of me grows … Continue reading It’s Hard Being the Person Everyone Comes to With Their Questions About Race

Selected Thoughts on Fred Phelps’ Passing

1.  The news broke: TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW) Fred Phelps Sr., the former head of the Westboro Baptist Church, died late Wednesday night, according to a family member. Phelps' son, Timothy told 13 News that his father died just before midnight. Timothy Phelps works at the Shawnee Co. Jail. Ironically, another son who is a member of … Continue reading Selected Thoughts on Fred Phelps’ Passing