Is There More Racism in the Air Lately or Are We Just Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Before I could even sit down to write my post about the most recent fashion racial misbehaving I read about Trump’s supposedly “alarming” comments at yesterday’s briefing about immigration.  If you are familiar with your president’s belief system, there is nothing surprising here.  As Maya Angelou famously said, and I’m paraphrasing: when someone shows you … Read more Is There More Racism in the Air Lately or Are We Just Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

On Being Called the N Word Again

Actually I don’t remember the first time or other times when I’ve been called a “nigger” but I do remember that they happened.  It was always unsettling, disturbing and fraught.  It happened again recently.  This time I was walking in downtown Boston at night.  The offender was a white, drunk and  homeless-appearing woman who was … Read more On Being Called the N Word Again