Should I apologize to Patrick?

Reading time: 2 min. A writer friend of mine, Donn, who’s one of your fellow followers on this blog, is reviewing some of my posts for me (thanks, Donn!). He read my post “This One Time When I Was ‘White Fragile’,” about the time I was white fragile with this...

What Do People See When They See Us?

At Lake Wenatchee Reading time: 4 min. Kyle and I went on a spur-of-the-moment camping trip this past weekend (which is why I didn’t post on Sunday like usual). I was watching people the whole time, seeing how they were reacting to us and especially to Kyle, and I...

An Interracial Couple Kisses

Kissing at our wedding. Kyle’s brother Rod is to the right, and you can see the reflection of my sister Laura’s head in the mirror to the left. Reading time: 6 min. Kyle told me once that when he kissed me he could tell he was kissing a white woman. Kyle...

Tip #3: Accept discomfort

Reading time: 30 sec. I’ve been posting some tips about talking about race. Because talking about race is hard. Here’s another: accept discomfort. Since talking about race is inherently uncomfortable, be willing to experience discomfort. You don’t...

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