National Geographic Signals Virtue

by baldilocks National Geographic is doing a series called The Race Issue. Yes, I know; I’m tired of it, too. In NG’s case, however, they contrast their old coverage of non-white people groups with their coverage in the enlightened age – if you’ll pardon the pun. I have read only the following part of the … Continue reading National Geographic Signals Virtue

Review: Kathryrn Bigelow’s “Detroit”

By John Ruberry I was out of town in July when Detroit, the movie about the destructive 1967 riot and a police attack on a small group of guests at the Algiers Motel, hit the theaters. Directed by Kathryrn Bigelow, who is best known for Zero Dark Thirty and the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker, … Continue reading Review: Kathryrn Bigelow’s “Detroit”

The Perils of Not Listening (BIRM)

by baldilocks “You are going to have to do better than everyone else because you are black.” For decades, upwardly mobile black parents have been telling the above to their children.  And if the black child in question happens to be a girl, that always factors in. You, black female child, have to be doubly … Continue reading The Perils of Not Listening (BIRM)