Hello Funkizens! It's been a long time, and no promises, but as the Adventures of Funkyman continue, I'll be posting more often.
This weekend I gave a keynote address for the AISNE Middle School Students of Color Conference, and we had a great time. Big shout out to all who attended and made it happen.
Here's a video I made a couple of years ago highlighting the political and governmental manifestation of racism as it played out in this country in the institution of marriage. Who would have thought it would take 336 years for it to not be illegal to marry who you love? And yet, people still argue that racism is imaginary.
"I'm not a racist" is a phrase that is at the heart of so much confusion. Click here for an older post about that very subject.
We need not to focus on just what people say, but how they treat others. James Baldwin said "I don't believe what you say, because I see what you do."
It matters not if someone claims not to be a racist. It is the only claim all of us would make. Can you name one actual person in history that ever claimed "I'm a racist"?
Racist is not what you are. It's what you do.