Monthly Archives: September 2016

Calling All My White Allies

Back in the 1960s and 70s it seemed the United States was moving toward an age of enlightenment and although just barely out of reach, true integration among the races seemed achievable — if given more time. Leaving aside those who genuinely felt it was the U.S.’s place to interfere and stop the spread of communism (the…
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Being Black and White is Not Always So Black and White

In a perfect world—you know the one I mean: free from homophobia, racism, sexism and all the other -isms—mom and dad / mom and mom / dad and dad could be of different races and nobody would notice or care. We could make multiracial babies and the world would go on as if nothing significant…
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Rest in Peace Marcos Ratliff

Under the house of a family who was renting from our friend Olga lived a dog who was chained up. He was a skinny yellow Labrador. Over a six-month period we saw this guy go from healthy and who used every inch of his long chain to roam the space under the house to just giving…
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