Throughout the years I’ve often read about this film, seeing the offensive clips and images — not feeling the need to look any further into it. While researching Reconstruction-era revisionism, this film and the novel it’s based on (The Clansman by Thomas Dixon) come up repetitively. But, I knew it was a 3-hour movie andContinue reading “Revisionist History Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation—and how this movie is responsible for countless death and violence (A pictorial review)”
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Revisionist History Book Club: The Ku Klux Klan or Invisible Empire-published for schools by the Daughters of the Confederacy
“A great literature will yet arise out of the era of those four [Civil War] years, those scenes—era compressing centuries of native passion, first-class pictures, tempest of life and death—an inexhaustible mine for the histories, drama, romance, and even philosophy, of peoples to come—indeed the verteber of poetry and art (of personal character too) forContinue reading “Revisionist History Book Club: The Ku Klux Klan or Invisible Empire-published for schools by the Daughters of the Confederacy”
The United Daughters of the Confederacy: The O.G. Karen’s
“ Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain Much is said about how the winner of a war getsContinue reading “The United Daughters of the Confederacy: The O.G. Karen’s”
Wait, there’s a statue of KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest in Georgia?
“Well, at least we’re not Mississippi!” That’s a phrase I’ve used many times throughout my life. Normally when talking about the latest embarrassment from the State of Georgia. Embarrassments that generally stifle any progress the State makes. Everything ranging from Honey Boo Boo to voter suppression; snowpocalypse to a school hosting its first integrated promContinue reading “Wait, there’s a statue of KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest in Georgia?”
Finding balance. What’s really happening at protests. And is it time for a racism recovery program?
I’ve recently embarked on a pretty large research project. I don’t want to reveal to much about what I’m working on, but I should get the first part out by next week and I plan to at least self-publish a book by the end of the year. I can say that finding balance and moderationContinue reading “Finding balance. What’s really happening at protests. And is it time for a racism recovery program?”
Why I only trust comedians and artists and the problems with your numbers
“ If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they’d have to bring out the tanks to control you.” – Dick Gregory In my previous career, when I’d go to a training conference I would try desperately to stay awake as I listened to some monotoned ScientistContinue reading “Why I only trust comedians and artists and the problems with your numbers”
That time I got written up for racism at work, code-switching and the power of your words
Reconciliation; the restoration of friendly relations the action of making one view or belief compatible with another the action of making financial accounts consistent; harmonization Saying something stupid, uninformed, and yes, even racist is something I am no stranger to. It’s likely that I’ll say something ignorant in the future. I’m sure I’ve already wroteContinue reading “That time I got written up for racism at work, code-switching and the power of your words”
Are you starting to get this yet?
My first arrest came at 19, the summer I graduated high school. Disorderly Conduct and Underage Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. A Sunday sunrise game of crabapple baseball resulted in 5 cop cars showing up for 4 of us. One of the officers didn’t quite fit in with the good ‘ol boy routine theyContinue reading “Are you starting to get this yet?”
My Thoughts on Monuments and Flags
I’m sure if I looked I could find family flags fought under on all sides going back thousands of years. I know I had family on both sides of the civil war. Those wars are over and they aren’t my wars to fight. However, I get to learn how to honor my family by notContinue reading “My Thoughts on Monuments and Flags”
Reconciling the shame of my own privilege and finding a path to recovery
I spent a little over a year working at a clinic located in Southwest Atlanta. Overall I worked about 9 years with patients from all around Atlanta. During that time my eyes opened more and more to the crooked systems we all suffer from at the end of the day. But I couldn’t see itContinue reading “Reconciling the shame of my own privilege and finding a path to recovery”