Slowly, with each passing day, with each gathering of thousands, the physical monuments to white supremacy are coming down. It is too early to tell if the immense institutional structures that erected them — policing, the very U.S. economy, the educational system, the health care system — will also be reborn in the wake of […]Read More Racist monuments are slowly crumbling
When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising. If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty Every human society must justify its inequalities: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands in danger of collapse. Capital and […]Read More Why is Atlanta burning?
Georgia’s plan to reopen the state on April 24th are not safe. Let’s demand moral accountabilityRead More Restarting Georgia’s economy from coronavirus the right way
Memorials to the Racist state mark its continued existenceRead More Why are y’all still protecting racist monuments?
Buy a French dessert, I’ll donate to ACLU!Read More Liberté for Georgia
From a Parisien sidewalk. The women of Georgia (the state) are about to let loose. It will not be pretty.Read More Georgia on my mind
When does the United States get to the level of spiritual and psychological maturity to honor the peoples and civilization that lived on its soil and held its skies and rivers sacred before the first European countries even existed? I eat, live and breath on stretches of earth that were carefully and lovingly maintained, defended, […]Read More What are the Muskogee holy days?
Feeling some despair headed back to Georgia, and the U.S. generally after a month in India. It’s about this question: Will Brian Kemp govern Georgia like Lester Maddox? Lester Maddox became the governor of Georgia during my childhood. He was openly racist, was famous for selling axe handles with which to beat down civil rights […]Read More Who’s worse Brian Kemp or Lester Maddox?
This elegant gentleman, on his way from a Sunday church service brightened my day and earned my vote for flyest Sunday best of all timeRead More Flyest Sunday best
If you are an infant born to an African American mother in Georgia (also Mississippi or Alabama) your chances of making it past the first year are worse than that of an infant born in Syria. China and Venezuela also have lower infant mortality rates than the 12.5 deaths per 1,000 infants that the Kaiser […]Read More Why voting in Georgia matters: Black infant mortality