“Questioning Purposeful Existence”

We often wonder what our life-journey is really for and whether, or not, we are fulfilling its purpose. The signs are all around us if we pay attention to them. While “birds of a feather flock together” as the saying goes, the way each person realizes his or her (or their) mission may be slightly different. We are at a pivotal moment where our humanity is being compromised from every possible angle – politically, socially, educationally, religiously, personally, etc. What value are you bringing to the world, right now?

September 16, 2019

"Educational Racism"

This country has come a long way, in terms of publicly recognizing and honoring a handful of People of Color (POC) for their extraordinary visibility, insights, and humanitarian work. This is to say that this country still has a great deal of work to do in order to recognize the many who have been toiling away to serve the greater good for all of humanity. It is not enough to recognize a few specific and well-known personalities once a year, or to dedicate space in textbooks to celebrate the work that required whole and expansive communities of unknown activists to achieve.

June 25, 2019

“Assumptions: Teaching About Race & Racism”

Race, one of the most misunderstood,highly charged, (socio-politically) confounding and empowering concepts created by man. Yet, there are inherent challenges engaging the topic – consciously wrestling with meaningful insights whether your own or another person’s – as, understandably, it is the thing that (almost) universally causes people some level of internal discomfort for varying reasons.

February 26, 2019

“2ruthTalk the Origin”

Every spring, I teach a college course called Race& Racism. During this class, my students express many emotions ranging from anger to validation. The question, then, becomes, “…after learning all that I have…what do I do now…”?

January 30, 2019