White Women Reacting to my “Hands off the Hair” post

White Women Reacting to my “Hands off the Hair” post

Reading time: 3 minutes I’ve noticed something. When I give talks, about diversity or the lessons I’ve learned from being a mediator, a lot of times people will come up to me afterwards and tell me stories about something that’s related to what I was...
“Hands off the Hair”

“Hands off the Hair”

Reading time: 5 minutes “Hands off the Hair” The other day, I saw an African-American woman wearing a T-shirt that read “Hands off the Hair.” This was at St. Therese Catholic Church in Leschi, where I go to the Sunday noon mass once a month or so. It’s a mixed-race...
Guess What?  My Husband is Black!

Guess What? My Husband is Black!

Outside the building where I worked Reading time: 4 minutes You probably noticed that I wrote about how I moved to central Oregon to take a job. And you may have noticed that my last post started out by saying, “Kyle and I drove down to Bend to pack up the rest of my...
Oh my God, Someone Who isn’t White!

Oh my God, Someone Who isn’t White!

Reading time: 1 minute I hadn’t realized how white Bend was until this waitress smiled at me. That’s her in the picture, and as you can see, she’s African-American. I drove back from Bend over Friday and Saturday, and on Saturday morning I stopped at the Black Bear...

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