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I am white. I am socioeconomically privileged. I live in a safe community and don’t worry about my children or my husband as it relates to their safety around the police. I worry about other things, of course - the pervasive availabi...

An essay from guest blogger Wanda Cooper, MA

More than few people have commented that I share the same name with Ahmaud Arbery’s mom. My sons woke up this morning and wished me Happy Mother’s Day, and though I’m blessed, I could not help but to think of her today. She w...

May 25, 2020

Dear Friend and Neighbor,

We have lived in the same community for almost 12 years. My family is African American and yours is Caucasian, but I never had reason to believe that this was an issue for our families. Our kids are in the same class, and we have attended schoo...

December 13, 2019

On  November 15, 2019, many of us watched Marie Yovanovitch as she provided testimony to the Intelligence Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Her testimony was related to her role as the ambassador to Ukraine, and the humiliating and inelegant departure fr...

February 23, 2019

Dickinson student Leda Fisher asks the question “Should White Boys Still be Allowed to Talk?” in her opinion piece in the college's daily news publication, The Dickinsonian (Fisher 2019).  Reportedly, Ms. Fisher indicates that she has  received overwhelming support in...

June 26, 2016

The danger of blogging is that it’s thoughts about a moment in time, an experience, a topic.  And current events have the particular concern that additional information about the event will emerge and change the story completely.  So that’s a disclaimer.  But for now,...

June 24, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my blog! 

This blog is a new venture for me.  I typically don't begin new things not knowing where it will lead, but this is the case with this blog.  What I know for sure is that I have an interest in continuing conversations about current events,...

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