Category Something to think about

PEOPLE HAVE OPEN CASKETS SO YOU CAN SEE THEM: A LETTER

This past January, Carolyn Bryant Donham confessed that the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till, and her involvement in it, in Mississippi back in August 1955 were based on a lie. I am sure that anyone reading is familiar with the details of the depraved and disgusting event, and if you are not, I urge you […]

WATCHING

Ovule had a new manager, Joseph, whom they referred to as Officer Joe, who upon his hire came straight to the shop to “make some great changes”, one of which was the rule of not clocking in until you went to the back and put on an apron and covered your hair. Kheyali came in […]

MAN?

To be a man is to forget that you are human, or to depreciate the humanity of everyone else–especially other men. The things that make us human, like the breadth of our emotional spectrum that allows us to feel things and endure those feelings to a degree that no other animal can (arguably and presumably), […]

BUBBLES (3/3)

The thing on the ground takes its final breaths, and the vultures watch, from their bubble high up in the trees. They can see it–the loss of light in the eyes of the thing on the ground as it slowly falls asleep on the savanna.  It breathes slowly and steadily, striving to keep its grasp […]

GRAY, TAN, OR SOME OTHER COLOR (2/3)

In the desire to be truthful, I must admit that I was not the only black child in my school, nor was I the only one in that classroom. There was a girl who, on that first day, had sat on the other side of the room. I saw her–she had dreads and glasses and […]

THE VULTURES (1/3)

A volt of vultures perch themselves high in the branches of a nearby tree. Twenty-two pairs of empty eyes direct themselves to the ground below. The vultures are waiting for everything to turn black in the eyes of another, less fortunate animal, so they can open their wings and enthusiastically plunge themselves into earth and […]

THEY DON’T WANT TO BE SAVED

Historically, white people have been generally horrible to all the world’s non-white people, which is why, until recently, I failed to adequately understand the common distaste that many non-white people share for the white liberal. Put into the context of the acts of their forefathers, I thought it was something to be admired for a […]