The night before he was killed, MLK, Jr., gave a speech. Here is an excerpt. His last few lines are particularly poignant. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to
I am from one of those brown-black-yellow countries that is very much not Norway (our family’s immigrant story here). A few hours after publishing a post about our family, the newspapers reported about some comments the President made (an article here). Honestly, he is free to believe and to say whatever he wants. He’s an
My social media feeds are eclectic by intent. I follow the President and Bernie Sanders. I read posts from fascists and anti-fascists. I visit at times white nationalist message boards. I’ve read what anarchists want to achieve. I’ve made an effort to try and understand what it means to be young, poor and African-American in
So, I have a different take on Charlottesville: I’m disappointed but not disturbed. By way of background, it was really weird to arrive home from Germany, where Nazi symbols and slogans are banned, and read about Charlottesville. It was really weird to see the above video, particularly the interviews at minutes 2:43 and 19:42. And,
Quick note, as I’m out of town with the family. Forgive any typos. The Times is reporting about a lawsuit filed against Harvard College Admissions. A podcast here. I think there is no doubt that race is extremely impactful on college admissions, even if you account for family income, class, etc. As you may know,
For Date Night, Mrs. T. and I went to see the documentary about James Baldwin. It’s very good. No wonder it has been nominated for an Oscar. We left the theater in silence and didn’t talk for a while during the drive back. It is a movie that requires a lot of post-viewing processing time.