I hear or read that whenever I acknowledge February's Black History Month and post something about African-American history, or even something on racism. And, just as dependably as the sun rises every morning, someone complains about it. And that's because there are folks out there who just don't get it, or worse, are uncomfortable with acknowledging history based on race because, as I've heard them complain, "Why isn't there a white history month?!
This guy will help those people who refuse to "get it" or are just, well, uncomfortable with our history:
More on this subject below:
Daily effects of white privilege, by Peggy MacIntosh
Little Rock Crisis, 1957
Twenty-eight common racist attitudes and behaviors that indicate a detour or wrong turn into white guilt, denial, or defensiveness, by Debra Leigh
Dave Miller's blog, The Mission, covers the subject of Teapublican racism HERE.
After graduating from Melrose High School in the 1980s, Swasey moved to Colorado to pursue a career in competitive figure skating, the Globe reported. After competing in three U.S. Championships for skating and winning a national title in the junior ranks, Swasey became an officer with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police force six years ago.Swasey was one of three people killed in the shooting. He leaves behind a wife, two children, his parents, and a sister. Read the full Globe story here.