Who I am & Why I’m Here (Blogging 101)
My life is my journey. I enjoy the rhythm and fluidity of it. This blog is an outward reflection of my thoughts and ideas about social issues. I am deeply troubled by many of the things occurring in our society. My blog is dedicated to raising the consciousness and understanding of those within my sphere of influence.
My goal for this course is to blog at least once a week on an on-going basis. Whatever happens in my life, I believe that I have something insightful to share with a broad audience.
I am looking looking forward to developing relationships with bloggers far and wide.
Are you my dream reader?
I created this blog to raise consciousness and awareness about life in America from a black perspective. I find it amusing when people ask me why I’m always talking about race. The answer is simple, because I don’t talk about it, they won’t think about it.
I am black and that places me in the minority population in the U.S. Our political, educational, health and criminal justice systems were created by people who didn’t look like me and who considered people of my race as non-equals. As we are now more than 50 years since the passing of the Civil Rights Act, I think America remains a racist society and hasn’t figured out properly how to provide blacks with equality of opportunity. Not to say that some of us can’t squeeze by. But by and large, as a race, we are yet to realize our full potential. No hand out is necessary, just understanding that institutions such as the ones previously mentioned hinders our progress.
With that being said, my dream reader is anyone who gives anything I have to say on the subject a second thought. I’m comfortable with people disagreeing with me. It’s all a matter or perspective. I’m not trying to get people to change the way they think, just as long as they think.