One among many complicated figures: Alice Walker

I just finished reading The Color Purple for the first time. The timing is no mere coincidence. Alice Walker is now getting some pretty bad press for her apparent endorsement of David Icke, a "professional conspiracy theorist" according to Wikipedia and whom critics call a Holocaust denier and anti-Semite, which of course he denies. But don't they… Continue reading One among many complicated figures: Alice Walker

My thoughts on Race in America

While the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend were - and still are - disheartening to many in this country including myself, I can't say I am all that surprised. As someone who was not born in this country, I never believed the lies that racism is a thing of the past.… Continue reading My thoughts on Race in America

The elephants in many rooms

If you haven't heard by now (please take me to wherever your dwelling place may be), Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. This week has been disheartening, frightening, and saddening to say the least. But am I shocked? No. Despite what everyone in the media was… Continue reading The elephants in many rooms