We have tied ourselves up In a convoluted entanglement What have we achieved from 9/11? But ruination in endless war and revenge Amassing a military budget of $800 Billion Shifting away resources to tackle climate change Burning up the environment in red partisanship Turning to violent embarrassment and … Continue reading What have we done to ourselves?
I was asked to write an opinion piece on the recent reports of Donald Trump disparaging combat veterans. I am a veteran. It would seem that the reports of these comments would be offensive to me, but they are not. ... While the headlines are filled with Donald Trump’s latest words, his policies go unheeded and undiscussed.
The March on KC included PeaceWorks-KC leaders. “There were many denunciations of police violence and murders, many calls for the civil rights movement to be fully realized,” says Ann Suellentrop. Charles Carney highlights “the interlocking injustices” of police brutality, white supremacy, racism, and poverty.
Ron Faust muses about Chadwick Boseman, portraying change agents, such that “Even in a flicker of time his moment lasts.”
Building on the work of Gandhi and King, informed by his own early life of trauma, Kazu Haga promotes the personal work of healing from trauma for those practicing nonviolence actions.
White people are often so entrenched in white supremacy that it is difficult to see any other alternatives.. … The earthquakes we are feeling in our society today are the shockwaves as this foundation cornerstone of white supremacy is being wrenched from underneath white persons.
Ron Faust of PeaceWorks-KC begins his poem thus:
I am what I am
Stricken by a pang in the leg
Halted in my march to a higher calling
Tired by people who can’t get along
I rest in the journey to remember John Lewis
White people have no idea of the threat that police are to Black people. During the 7 years we have lived in our house, my husband has been stopped by two police for raking our front yard and asked, “Do the owners know you’re here?”
I'm writing this because my wife posted some instances of Racism she has seen me go through since we have been together in this house on the Southside of St. Louis. Those are just a couple of the things I told her about, because the other things were everyday Racism that just bounce off of me. I don’t want to have her living in fear that one day I might not come home.
Work on ensuring that Black educators are hired where Black children are taught. Work with your HR department to recruit Americans who are descendants of enslaved Africans. Donate to anti-white-supremacy work. Support Black businesses. Bank Black. These are a few of the actions white persons can take for racial justice, as recommended by Corinne Shutack.