My spouse and I attended the Black Lives Matter march that began at the Columbia Mall last year and was stunned by the turnout. My 16yo son came with us. He was very moved and inspired. We were able to stay in our car due to COVID safety, but still felt part of the community,Continue reading “BLM march”
Category Archives: White/European Descent
Work needs to continue
At the start of this school year, there were incidents of racial remarks/taunts at high school football games. This followed a number of other previous incidents, e.g., in 2019 students being accused and found guilty of racial hate crimes for racial epithets at Glenelg HS.
A garden grows hope
I feel a little sheltered these days with limited experience in the wider world of Howard County. That said I continue to report to work and that work takes me to a garden. In the garden I meet people from numerous place in HC and the world. In the garden conversations grow around flowers, vegetables,Continue reading “A garden grows hope”
I Maintain Hope
I live in a very racial and culturally diverse Ellicott City neighborhood. I have lived there for ten years now. I see children of different races and cultures play together, families meet together for lawn picnics. Neighbors stop and chat with each other at our cars as we come and go. In my small buildingContinue reading “I Maintain Hope”
Conversation with a Social Conservative
I had a conversation with a conservative friend recently about reparations. They’re libertarian, and I got them to be open minded about the issue. Movements need more than one person, but they happen one conversation at a time.
As a child and young teen, I was regularly acclimated with classmates / neighbors who had very diverse ethnic / cultural backgrounds. During this time, we all were able to find common interests and have quality time with one another. This included school activities, neighborhood games, as well as extracurricular school events (dances).
The importance of being seen