A United State of Division one America wants private and independent the other wants public and shared everything one America wants everyone to win the other wants only to be the winner one America is a warrior the other a protector one America is black, brown, tan, Spanish speaking, Chinese, African… the other is ‘color-blind’, assimilated […]

A Poem in (the) Twitter Verse* Racism is not just about white people and non-white people hating. It is about who has “race”. In the United States, there are “un-raced” bodies and “e-raced” bodies. E-raced means there’s a social algorithm that makes your color, culture, religion and customs an opaque burden. Un-raced means your color, […]

  Such pretty eyes big, limpid pools that seem both vulnerable and searching I could actually stare at them forever. Well…. Yes, pretty eyes… and I wonder what the world looks like looking out of those big baby blues? looking past the black and brown people who are all looking at him for a clue […]

On the eve of Super Tuesday, I should be finishing a paper that is due tomorrow, but I’m preoccupied.  I can’t get past the image from last week of UNCC activist Ashley Williams confronting Hillary Clinton[1] in the middle of a private event reminding the candidate about her 1996 statement about “super predators”.  I applaud Williams […]