Tag: racism

Dear World: Please Know There Are Many Conservative Americans Who Don't Want Trump's Vision of America Any More Than I Do

Dear World: Please Know There Are Many Conservative Americans Who Don't Want Trump's Vision of America Any More Than I Do
Like many across this country, I am angry. Sad. Sick at heart at what has happened to my America. To lessen my anxiety, I limit my news to 15 minutes of Reuters online. Vow not to be on social media or talk about politics once my tired husband comes home. It isn’t easy. I thirst... Read more »

I Am A Quiet Activist Whose Reasons For Walking in the Chicago Women's March Are As Numerous and Varied As The People They Embody

I Am A Quiet Activist Whose Reasons For Walking in the Chicago Women's March Are As Numerous and Varied As The People They Embody
This is my America. I was one of the 250,000 people who assembled in Chicago on Saturday morning. I am a quiet activist, though. More of an observer than a leader. Which does not mean I am any less committed to taking action and being vigilant about the things that matter to me. Things that... Read more »

One Mexican Citizen's Views on Life and the Great Beast to the North

One Mexican Citizen's Views on Life and the Great Beast to the North
I am honored that fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Teresa Puente, reached out to me and put me in touch with Myriam, the voice for this post on Mexico. Puente, whose blog is called Chicanisma Chicago, has had a long and distinguished career as a freelance writer, college professor, and journalist. Although she has covered many different... Read more »
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An Interview with an Average American . . . Me

An Interview with an Average American . . . Me
Recently, one of my interviewees asked if she could interview me for her blog. She wanted to know about my life and what prompted me to begin this project. That gave me the idea to interview myself for this blog as my American interviewee. After all, I am asking people around the world to share... Read more »

Shok: This short film about Kosovo is the one I'll be rooting for at the Academy Awards

Shok: This short film about Kosovo is the one I'll be rooting for at the Academy Awards
Last night, over a glass of wine, my dear friend Sandy told me about a short film which is nominated for an Academy Award. She urged me to watch it. Today, I did. And I can’t stop thinking about it. Shok (which means “buddies” in Albanian) is only 21 minutes long. The main characters are two... Read more »

Dear World: Charleston is Not Who We Are

Dear World: Charleston is Not Who We Are
“Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”... Read more »
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