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“It’s Bad to Be Uncomfortable”

Another Concept that Hobbles Good Intentions Do you remember when I stated my intention, right here in this space, to go to a Black Lives Matter demonstration? Well, I put it off so long that I missed them altogether in my town. I was afraid to be in a crowd…
June 26, 2020

Racism and Good Intentions

“I’m sad they don’t know my heart. I’m a good person.” My friend Anna said this after being criticized for one of her Facebook posts. It was the third day of the recent Black Lives Matter uprisings, and she posted a meme about Labrador Retrievers. (Maybe you saw one like…
June 19, 2020

Antiracism for Beginners (Like Me)

No one can look at the video of George Floyd being slowly asphyxiated by an indifferent police officer and not be appalled and enraged. And yet this is not the first time something like this has happened. In fact, one of the reasons it’s so appalling is because it is…
June 6, 2020