I Grew Up in a Racist Town, and I Never Even Knew It

I grew up in a small town in California, and like most blind, white people, I thought racism was solved. I was aware that occasionally individuals would say mean things about POC, but I assumed that was few and far between. I believed that being cruel wouldn't get you anywhere in life. Looking at our …

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Not that Patriotic

I don't remember often doing the Pledge of Allegiance growing up.  I went to a private Christian school up until high school, and we may have saluted the flag once a year or something, but it was never a priority.  I didn't know the words to the National Anthem until I was in high school …

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Blogging Everyday in July|A Poem about Someone’s American Dream

I had a friend who really got crushed before I met him.  It seems I tend to meet people in the aftermath.  Maybe because I'm constantly living in the aftermath. Anyway, he came to mind after he told me his story about losing his American dream that snuck up on him.  He was ready for …

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