Why We Need Seats at the Table
photo: Dario Calmese What did you see when you first saw this July/August Vanity Fair Cover shot? Yes, Viola Davis is stunning. A Hollywood Icon, as the cover states. The dress is magnificent. Her hair a crowning glory. Her words evocative. And the cover is unusual- in the 35 years between 1983 and 2017- only 17 Vanity Fair covers have featured images of Black people, so a wonderful landmark to celebrate. But did you also see the image below in your mind's eye? Peter Go
Yes, given the choice, I'd choose to be Black again.
My site will not let me lead with video, so the Jane Elliot video I intended is not the hook image. But just stay with me here. Planned this post for after What We're Up Against Part 2, but in response to the recent Trump claim that teaching children about racism is "child abuse", here goes. Jane Elliott's career as a social justice crusader began with the 1968 assassination of The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. She was in the midst of ironing a TeePee for her next days l
The Stories We Learn
“Whose stories do we believe in? We believe the one who has the power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must always ask yourself, whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. From there, you begin to get a clearer, but still imperfect picture.” From Homegoin