Black History Did Not Begin With Slavery

  Malcom X was known to remind African Americans that their history “did not begin in chains.” Well, duh, right?  Everyone knows that, right? Except that, somehow, I didn’t. I’ve done a fair amount a anti-racism work in my life, trying to dig up and destroy all of its ugly roots from beneath the surface. [Read More…]

Brothers and Sisters

After teaching in New York for five years, I went to grad school.  If I thought I had done a lot of work to root out my racism, grad school took it to a whole new level. It was there that I learned the term White ally. White allies recognize their own unearned privilege and work [Read More…]