Posts tagged "White People"

Writing On Race: Why A White Person Would Live Around Black People

With the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO the ugly specter of race, potential racism and bigotry is once again front page news. Speculation on the shooting is rampant and credible facts are in short supply. Frankly, (and this is putting it mildly) the whole thing is a mess.  A huge nightmarish mess. Make... Read more »

White Gentrification In Chicago

Before anyone gets all huffy, the title of this post is exactly what was in the subject line of the email I received from a reader last month. How could I not open that email and take a look? The reader writes: Hi, I’ve been trying to research gentrification history in Chicago and came across... Read more »

Who Are YOU To Judge My Blackness?

Why is it when some white people refers to a black person as “practically white” they think it’s a compliment? It’s not. This phrase has been uttered to me several times by either well meaning white friends or in some instances white strangers that think they and I are in the middle of a bonding... Read more »
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Non Tradition Markets, Non Traditional Clients, Part 2

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It’s official, WalMart has saturated every suburban and small town market in America. Then of course you don’t have to be a genius to figure that out. As a result, WalMart have set their sights on other emerging retail markets.  Places where the competition is low, the populace is excited about a major retail presence... Read more »

Non Tradition Markets, Non Traditional Clients

You may have noticed that people tiptoe around issues of race in this country. And for good reason. One man’s joke is another man’s insult. Yet back in the day, Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live walked the line between brilliant satire and scathing commentary. I am nowhere near as gifted and funny as Mr.... Read more »