Why is it so hard to admit that it’s racism?

As the dust settles from Wednesday night’s horrific attack on the Emanuel Church in Charleston, some of America’s keenest thought leaders are furrowing their brows in wonderment over what could have possessed 21 year old Dylann Storm Roof to commit such violence upon 9 other human beings. So far, all we have to go on… Continue reading Why is it so hard to admit that it’s racism?

Words and how we use them

There’s a frequent complaint that you run into anytime something violent happens anymore, and it revolves around when and why we designate something as “terrorism.” Words are often imprecise things, and their meanings can evolve over time, so a lot of times people will throw terms like “terrorism” around because it feels like they apply… Continue reading Words and how we use them