I've grown increasingly troubled by the rhetoric focused on Muslims in America. For more than 15 years now, Muslims have been targeted by fearful Americans that do not understand Islam or the teachings of Islam and it's promotion of peace and complete rejection of violence. What is interesting though is that there is blood on … Continue reading Is Islam really to blame?
I'm not a typical American, at least that is how I think of myself. Politically, I generally lean left and support socialist views, however have an open enough mind to recognize that no one "group" is completely correct in their policies or agendas. My approach is to see the problem for what it is without … Continue reading Listen to understand, then speak to be understood
I'm working from home today and I'm already on my fourth cup of coffee. My Keurig isn't the newest and the coffee has recently not been as hot as it should be, so I tend to drink it down rather fast. I have my personal laptop playing Spotify in the background. It's playing the new … Continue reading A year later and I'm a happy introvert
Inspired by: White Lives Matter group protests outside NAACP in Houston's Third Ward I support free speech as much as the next warm-blooded American. I've even taken positions that weren't always popular due to the popular position being against what I stood for or supported. What we have lately is a tragedy of American freedom … Continue reading Racism is easy, Understanding is hard
Inspired by the article of the same name published by The Washington Post It's my lunch hour when I usually read the news from the previous days events. As I opened this article I was preparing myself for a one-sided and biased article about all the things "whites" do, or not do, to support their "non-white" … Continue reading Why some whites are waking up to racism