Tag: Racism

  • If We Are White, Will We Ever Get It?

    A lifetime of white privilege, along with personal obliviousness, blinds us As a white man, I have been racking my brain. What can I write during days of protests and nights of violence after the police murder of George Floyd? Maybe, nothing. Or at least very little. In the same way that I refuse to […]

  • Could you be Native American?

    It will come as no surprise to you, I hope, that Indian blood laws were created by European Americans to assert power over the indigenous peoples.¬†Wikipedia, citing an academic researcher, says “…(T)he first such law was passed in 1705 in the Colony of Virginia, to define Native Americans and to restrict the civil rights of […]

  • How pervasive was White Supremacy?

    Yesterday when I researched my father’s work with the International Association of Machinists, I found a couple of troubling facts. I feel proud of his work as a union employee but it should come as no surprise that the IAM was a severely flawed organization. First of all, the “IAM is regarded as one of […]