In 2001, I wrote Monologues for a Dialogue: Whites and Blacks and the Living Philosophy of Racism to offer suggestions on how to combat racism. Having since gained a much deeper understanding of institutional racism and white privilege, I now see that this work contained certain racist elements.
As I have focused a good deal of my recent writing upon challenging readers to also be self-critical when questioning the mainstream discourse, I feel that I would be a complete phony if I did not call myself out.
At the age of 25, I had good intentions. What I did not have was a background offering radical analysis of white supremacy. In order to give such perspective in rereading Monologues (and exploring the racism in my attempt at anti-racism), I am adding the following essay as a supplement. [Read more →]