Taking Down Robert E. Lee on a Horse Will Not Help Solve America’s Race Problem

I hate to sound like a pessimist, but taking down statues that represent the Confederacy will do nothing to assuage America’s race problem. This is not to say that I believe that they should be kept erect; there are several…

White People Have Work to Do

To understand that white supremacy is as harmful to white Americans as it is to nonwhite Americans, you need look no further than the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past week. The white supremacists who descended upon the city, while…

Acts of Violence, Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crimes – Does it really matter what we call it?

Many have heard President Trump’s reaction to the domestic terrorism that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th. Many are also lambasting his reaction, claiming that it lacked sincerity and empathy. Many are enraged about his audacity to compare the…

Plucking the Root in Charlottesville America

On Saturday, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of white nationalists banded together and decided that they wanted to relive a time period that inflicted some of the most monstrous pain and torture against this great nation’s black people. This time,…

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu and the Politics of Redemption

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s speech on taking down the last Confederate monuments in New Orleans, I strongly encourage you to do so. It was a welcome reminder, in this age of 140-character…