Convergence. The coming together of things. “Things”, much like “stuff”; what convenient words. Over the past fortnight (including publishing day for this piece) I experienced a convergence of things and events through fortune not prowess and they all had an impact that I would like to share with you today.
Tag Archives: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Yes, We Need Black History Month
Tomorrow is February 1st and with it comes Black History Month. Despite the best efforts of Republican Governor and 2024 presidential wannabe Ron “Kinky Boots” DeSantis that is still a fact. You can probably already see where I’m going.
The Best “Off Season” By An American College
We speak of off seasons mainly in sports. We look at who made the best trades (although the biggest often come near the in-season trade deadline), who had the best draft and who did the best in the free agent market. Today colleges are year-round operations but they still to a great degree take the summer off. With that background I’ll announce the winner and then spend the rest of the article justifying my decision. And the clear winner is Howard University.
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It Never Stops
In order to (I presume) accurately quote a late Senator one word in this article will violate my PG rating.
Today’s will be another article of the catch up variety. There is a lot to cover much of which if history is a guide I’ll never get to. Continue reading It Never Stops
Delivering White Privilege From Ignorance
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