I am neither a wealthy nor powerful man. However since I was born in America with white skin I’ve benefited from white privilege my entire life. Unless there is a colossal change in American culture between here and the end of this journey I will continue to be the beneficiary of it. That doesn’t mean I should be ignorant of or indifferent to the life others must endure or their ancestors endured. Reading is one way to gain some of that knowledge. Let’s explore. Continue reading Delivering White Privilege From Ignorance
I just added A Promised Land by Barack Obama to the Recommended Reading List. The former president’s third book is long without being a laborious read. It was more like having a conversation with the author than reading a book. Along with telling a lot of tales it deals with the challenges of simultaneously trying to be a good person, husband, father, and president. The book covers the first part of his presidency through the death of Osama bin Laden.
My interest in politics is mainly because of my interest in policy. Politics is the way we affect policy changes in America. It’s much like why I am a Democrat. I’m a progressive and currently the best way to advance the progressive agenda is via the Democratic Party. If you put the tags attached to my articles into a word cloud one of the most prominent phrases would be Donald Trump. How could I avoid writing about him? Outside the Donald Dome the election is behind us. One way or another sometime after noon on January 20, 2021 Joe Biden will be president. All our problems will not instantly vanish; far from it. But the improvement will commence. This will present me with the opportunity to do much more writing about policy. With all that in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading The Promise Of Different Subject Matter