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
When I talk to young people I tell them if by the time they are forty years old when they look in the mirror if they don’t see their best teacher they did something wrong. I’m not going to sell math short and I agree with the emphasis put on STEM but reading is far and away the most important academic skill. Basically, if you can read you can teach yourself almost anything. Continue reading Last Minute Gift? Give Knowledge
I just added One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson to the Recommended Reading List. The subtitle tells it all
Emory University professor Dr. Carol Anderson wrote an amazingly complete yet succinct (158 pages) book on the topic that will educate the unfamiliar and bring additional clarity to those well versed in the history of voter suppression in America. My only regret in reading this book is that I waited so long to do so.