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Why hostile wit?
Hostile = nonconformist, skeptical, exposing, scrappy, defiant, saucy, offbeat. “Hostile” like that pair of “hostile underwear” that attacks your crotch. Not “hostile” meaning unkind, bitter or malicious.
Witness = to be present, to affirm the truth, advocate, corroborate.
Wit = insight, common sense, and humor. The stuff worth living for.
% of white people who deny race gives them an advantage
“Not today, buddy. Not on my watch. Now, get the fuck out of here and take your place at the back of the line where you belong.” The “douchebag” being implied by my judgy demeanor, of course. He skulked back from whence he came, never to be seen by us again.
Funeral memory t-shirts were as rare as violence in white, wealthy neighborhoods. In poor, urban communities, the shirts underscored the anonymity of brutality, so relentlessly commonplace.
White people: 9/11 was done to us. We did 11/9 to ourselves. My black LGBTQ friends told me Trump was coming 11/9, but it was too horrifying to believe. I could not accept white supremacy would win. I knew the risks of the first election without Voter Protection in...
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A parent, recovering lawyer, and writer. I never envisioned my midlife aspirations to include emulating Pussy Riot, but standing up for humanity has a way of changing a person. I’m a former corporate attorney set adrift following the 2008 economic downturn. I turned anti-racist activist, baptized by fire in the streets of Ferguson. Read More