Tag: acceptance

Backstabbing during a hurricane

In case you haven’t heard, Trump continues to posture and force Mexico to build a wall on the Texas border to “keep Mexican immigrants out” of the U.S Meanwhile, just over the border, Mexico has offered to help get Texas “back on its feet…

I am not a category

I am different, yet we are the same. Please, do not lump me in a category because you lack awareness. Please, see me as an individual with ideas and thoughts of my own. Please, do not build a wall to keep me in or…

Afraid of differences

  I was four when I learned of my deformity. Before that, my left hand, different from my right, was still mine. It was part of me until, later, it defined me. Mom had taken me to the playground. A Sunny day, the air…

A worthy quote

A plea for humanity — Will you join me at the river?

It wasn’t a Sunday morning. It was a Thursday evening. I sat on a wooden pew where, beneath my feet in the 1800’s, slaves had congregated to worship in a hole made of dirt. On April 27th, at that same location, I was inside the Simpson…

Haters

I can’t see anything out of the ordinary, only Olvie’s backyard. But I hear it. Words my mother has heard slammed in her direction. “<N…> lover!” the boys chant. Five of them emerge from the backyard bushes and run towards the front yard. I…

The unenlightened neighbor

Olvie pours herself another cup of Folgers while I start the pancake mix. “I think that was the door, Olvie.” “Come in, Wise-Guy,” Olvie yells. “Well, that was pleasant,” Tanner says, wearing a clean pair of “underground” railroad pants. I pour circles of batter…

Out of his comfort zone (until the movie comes on)

  “Well, well, well,” says asshole pimply-faced Kent behind the glass window. “Thought you were leaving for the summer.” How could the tolerant Mr. Pryor hire this racist? “Two tickets.” I thrust the money in the hole. “Two? Where’s your friend?” I don’t want…

Fairy kisses

“Ready?” Daddy says, looking at me. And then I remember something. “Brandon? You said Rachael liked Scooter’s get- well letter the best. How come?” “He drew her a heart. It was Purple with a big smiling face and red pokey hair. Had freckles, too.”…

Do Something!

Being offended by social injustice is Meaningless if you don’t do something about it.