Category: Race In America

Jason Van Dyke is Guilty!

Jason Van Dyke is Guilty!
I needed some time to process before posting this one.  What do you say about a monumental shift that rocks an entire city? The entire city held it’s collective breath as we waited for the verdict in the Jason Van Dyke trial. So many fears were resting on the history of the city. In Chicago,... Read more »

Reflections of a Chicago Boy who took students to the March For Our Lives: DC Edition

Reflections of a Chicago Boy who took students to the March For Our Lives: DC Edition
8:04am I am currently sitting in a Starbucks in Crestwood, IL., 2 hours removed from our bus returning to Chicago. Let me start by saying that I feel amazingly fortunate to have traveled to Washington D.C. for the March For Our Lives. Better yet, I was able to travel there with a bus full of... Read more »

Am I A Racist?

Am I A Racist?
Am I a racist? What a strange question to be faced with. Actually, I wasn’t faced with that exact questions recently, but something similar.   To paraphrase the letter I received from a conservative friend of mine: So I’m wondering about something and you always have insightful answers. If our president would of said something instead... Read more »
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Let's Talk About Raising Dion

Let's Talk About Raising Dion
It amazes me that something can be lurking in the subconscious of ones mind, without any realization of it, until it is thrust into the conscious mind. I feel like that’s what happened when a friend sent me a video on Facebook.  I had no context for the video, other than it was shared by... Read more »