Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 2)

by baldilocks Series originally published in 2014. In the first part, I expressed my ambivalence toward Black History Month; here, I mean to make the case for its necessity. The Second Mind A few months back, a person at another blog asked this question:  how has America’s slave history affected present-day black Americans? The answer … Continue reading Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 2)

Save our kids by giving teachers guns and banning Facebook

We need to talk about school shootings. Somehow in the past, we didn't have this problem. Somehow, kids brought guns to school all the darn time without deciding that it was a good idea to gun down their fellow students. I was guilty of leaving a bunch of shotgun shells in my book bag in … Continue reading Save our kids by giving teachers guns and banning Facebook

DaTechGuy Quick Thoughts: Shhhh Don’t Tell Christophobes Joy Behar or Gus Kenworthy about the Black Panther Set…

...because they'll have a bad reaction to this: Sope Aluko, a Christian actress born in Nigeria who holds U.S. and British citizenship, said that the set of "Black Panther" (2018) felt "almost like church." "During breaks we shared our testimony of how we got to where [we] did and most of the people were testifying … Continue reading DaTechGuy Quick Thoughts: Shhhh Don’t Tell Christophobes Joy Behar or Gus Kenworthy about the Black Panther Set…