No Words Remain: Racism and Remembering James Byrd, Jr.

On the way for lunch with a friend in Clear Lake, Texas, I saw a truly horrifying and upsetting scene this morning. Take a look at what the white pickup truck is dragging on the road in the pictures below.  This is such a clear display of racism and violence–violence of all sorts.  Some peopleContinue reading “No Words Remain: Racism and Remembering James Byrd, Jr.”

Body, Country, and Betrayal: A Poem

Your body will betray you. Without consent or reason, Without preparation or solution, Without fairness or predictability, Pain and tumors will colonize. Ideologies and histories colonize, too. Suffering will reign in the body. Your body will betray you, Until an expiration date suddenly reveals, “Life is over,” And interrupts all. Your body will betray you,Continue reading “Body, Country, and Betrayal: A Poem”

This is not about politics.

Especially when Republicans of 2018 are advocating genocide.  Since Barack Obama’s election to Office of the President of the United States in November 2008, Tea-Party-ideologies have emerged and taken increasingly tight control of the Republican Party and its affiliates. Republicans were so disturbed that their fellow citizens elected a Black man to be “Mr. President”Continue reading “This is not about politics.”

Olive Garden’s Promotion of Racism, An Open Letter

Dear Olive Garden, On Friday, October 5, 2018, at 11:21 AM CST you shared the following post and picture from Courtney Ruth Pedigo. For perpetuity, the original post–and picture–are located below, too.  Tonight my family and I went out to Olive Garden for dinner, and per Harlynn’s usual she did everything but sit in her high chairContinue reading “Olive Garden’s Promotion of Racism, An Open Letter”