That Time I Got Called A Racist

The Time I was called a racist

Photo by T. Chick McClure on Unsplash A loss of innocence and the swift lesson in racism from your “friends” Disclaimer: This story won’t be funny or cheerful, and my better self doesn’t emerge for a few more posts. However, I would fail the readers miserably if I hid this story to protect the ugly parts of my journey. We all have ugly; …

That First Kiss

To know me, we must begin back in elementary school. I wouldn’t say my family was colorblind, as this trend and talking point only recently gained the national spotlight. I would, however, say that my family didn’t feel that talking to me about race was important. As a result, I lived in a blissfully ignorant bubble from grades K-5 where …

I See Black People

Black father walking with his daughters- I see black people

Back in December, I wrote an article about things you shouldn’t say to a black person when you first meet.  I promised I would expound on them a bit more in future articles.  So, here we go for one of them today.  Let’s talk about #8.  My Kids Have NEVER seen a black person before. People probably think I make …

Excuse Me, My Hair Is Normal Hair

“What do you mean you can’t braid her hair?  It’s normal hair.”  That started a conversation in our home.  A dialogue between my husband and child that I silently sat at the table and watched the frustration on my child’s face.  Normal hair?  Hmmmm….what is “normal” hair?  Cause, girlfriend, mine is ALL the way normal. You see, my daughter braids …

What Is The History Of Black History Month

Not only is February LOVE month, but it’s also Black History Month.  Over the next few weeks, we are going to discuss the national theme of Black History Month: African Americans in Times of War. Some very important people helped pave the path and I hope these next few weeks open your mind, your heart, and discussion with your children and others around …