As a white person, how can YOU help?

Black Lives Matter
June 6, 2020

  A few nights ago, I got a DM from a friend asking what she can do to help in the current climate. Now, this isn’t new…I’ve been both heartened and heartbroken by the white friends in my life who have reached out in this way. Heartened, because, it seems like we, as black people, are finally being seen. Heartbroken, because, I’ve lost a lot of friends over this. Some…

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When did I know my blackness was a target?

June 4, 2020

Andreas Hale, a writer and senior editor at @sportingnews & @DAZN_USA among others, asked a question on Twitter the other day:   “I want to see something: Black people, when was the exact moment you realized that your skin color was the reason you were treated different and your innocence was ripped away? How confused and hurt were you?” As I started to think about this, I realized it needed…

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Just to be clear: You can’t have PERMISSION to say the N word

November 7, 2019

If you go to your friends house, and he says, “Make yourself at home! Grab a beer from the fridge!”, you know that doesnt mean you can go in ALL houses and grab beers from ALL fridges. You know that this permission extends just to that one fridge. In fact, in many cases it extends to just that one night…this isn’t forever permission. This is something we all understand, I…

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Funny how history and logic escapes these people

August 29, 2019

Yesterday, a good friend posted the following meme on Facebook with the words, “Fight me on this. I dare you.“. He’s a good friend, whom I care about, so I was tempted to just move along. We sit on opposite sides of the political spectrum, he and I, but, we share a lot of commonalities: A love of heavy metal, a passion for beer in damn near all it’s forms,…

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Once more for the cheap seats: Donald Trump IS a racist

October 13, 2018

Tom Arnold, the actor from “True Lies” and “Roseanne”, is on a mission to find what he is calling the “Trump Tapes”, so much so that he has created a tv show about his search. The idea is that someone somewhere has outtakes from “The Apprentice”, in which Trump can be heard saying the word “nigger”. I can’t speak to what Arnold’s motivation is, be it truth or publicity, but,…

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Lester: bless your little inbred heart

Fuck you
June 22, 2018

  I held off really diving back into this blogging thing. I knew it would eat up time, probably cause me to spew more than a little anger, and lead to idiots arguing with me who hadn’t taken the time to actually research the facts. Instead, they would simply parrot whatever Faux News or Orangina 45 said most recently. Then “Lester” came along, bless his racist little heart, and gave…

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