Tag Archives: Black lives matter

When It Started

It didn’t start with George Floyd struggling to breathe under the knee of a man in blue. It didn’t start with Breonna Taylor waking up from dreams and walking into a nightmare. It didn’t start with Atatiana Jefferson, Botham Jean, … Continue reading

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As Darkness Descends

Yesterday morning a friend of mine posted a warning on Facebook. There was an event page hosted by a militia group called Kenosha Guard. The event was “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property.” The event page asked if … Continue reading

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The Gentrification of Protest

Madison, Wisconsin has had six consecutive days and nights of protests since George Floyd’s murder became the latest episode of a black man killed by police. The last several nights have been relatively peaceful. The first several nights saw windows … Continue reading

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Decade

As 2019 comes to an end, it seems like a good time to look back at the last decade. While mathematically, the new decade doesn’t start until next January, it is the start of the 2020s and many, if not … Continue reading

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Pride (and Prejudice)

    So far, this year’s Pride Month has been a bizarre microcosm of living life as a queer person in the United States, and our experience is a microcosm of minority communities in general. This month, the queer community has … Continue reading

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On “Our Heritage”

As more National Football League players and even college and high school players stand with arms linked or kneel in protest it is not a phrase from one of Donald Trump’s tweets that stands out most to me. It’s not … Continue reading

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Heroes

  On Friday I was invited to speak at a performance of Are We Delicious?/Musical Heroes. The company had invited audience members to nominate “local heroes” and then invited four to speak between pieces at the event. This is what … Continue reading

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Mo(u)rning in America

    In the morning the children wake and wonder and worry. “Will they come to take me away today? Tomorrow?” When will I be deported?   And the queer boys and girls and trans and more wonder, too. “When … Continue reading

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