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If you’re a white person, and you’re talking to people of color about a prominent person of their same race or ethnic origin, you can’t ever be too respectful… Not “MLK” but “Dr. King”

 

Have you seen the video of these two Scottish guys who try to get a voice-activated lift (elevator) to understand what they’re saying? What if they were black? … So These Two Scottish Guys get onto a Lift…

You Don’t have to Take On the Wrongs of your Race

You Don’t have to Take On the Wrongs of your Race

Back in 2011, I saw a documentary called “The Longoria Affair,” about how a woman named Beatrice Longoria wanted to hold a wake for her husband, a soldier who’d been killed in World War II, but the owner of the only chapel in her small Texas town said she couldn’t use the chapel, because “the whites won’t like it…”

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I Wish I had a Really Big Garden

I Wish I had a Really Big Garden

Do you have a garden? I read all these memoirs about people feeding themselves from their backyard vegetable garden, or raising chickens for their eggs and rabbits to slaughter and eat. And I really want to have a garden like that. But would it be too much work?

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Enticing my Black Husband to go Camping Again

Enticing my Black Husband to go Camping Again

How did I get Kyle to go camping with me a third time? By telling him that I wanted to go, and if it turned out to be good weather that particular weekend, I hoped he’d go too. And then just sort of assuming that he’d be going. Especially since the weather turned out to be really nice. And making him as comfortable as possible…

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Meeting Kyle’s Parents — Actually Going to Church

Sunday morning, I was sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast, as Mr. and Mrs. Jones were getting ready to go to Sunday School. Mr. Jones started talking about this new suit that a friend of his had gotten, how nice it was, how well it fit, how sharp it looked, and as he’s saying all this I’m wondering what the heck is this about?…

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