Being Black in America

Or maybe it’s more like “We’re here. We have value. Don’t tread on us.” So many people like to pat themselves on the back and say, “Martin Luther King fought hard and accomplished so much, so now black people are equal.” If white people are afraid the police are going to catch them it’s because … Continue reading Being Black in America

Black Friends

“It’s hard for me to make black friends.” I saw this on my Facebook newsfeed today, but it’s always been just as true for me. For those of you who don’t know me, who are reading my blog for the first time, I am black. I say this because I think it matters in the … Continue reading Black Friends

The “New Black”

“The now-cool-for-black-people list: skateboarding, listening to rock music, wearing clothes that fit, being the token black guy.” ~Anonymous I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert once. It seems like ages ago now. It was back in the time when I was hyper aware of race (when am I not?) and I kept looking around … Continue reading The “New Black”