Off to Oxford

Let me state firmly, I flatly disagree with the fear of middle age. My assessment of these mid-life years? The best yet. This time is messy and complex; overran with obligation; all consuming at home with the kids; challenging yet fulfilling after many years of marriage; and the most exciting phase of my career with creativity, ambition, and the wisdom… Read More
 

Discovering Privilege

Believe it or not, I did not know who I was when I was born. It took me many years to understand how society sees me, not just how I see myself. Now I can fully recognize that I am a white, middle-aged, highly educated, strait male living today in the United States. This means I have privilege, lots of… Read More
 

Race vs Racism vs Institutionalized Racism

Everyday when I wake up, I see the same person in the mirror I have always seen. I was born white, I grew up white, and I continue to live white in a society that continues to debate what skin color means in today’s world. Like everyone, I did not choose to be born white—I was born where I was… Read More
 

Woke for White People

First off, I’m not woke. But I am white. So what does it mean to be “woke” for white people? White people who engage in social justice work love—I mean really love—the stories of suffering that come from people of color. We can sit around all day and listen to the passionate and personal stories of racism and expressions of… Read More

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