Colour Blind Spot

I have just finished reading the very moving and beautifully written Letter to My Son by Ta-Nihisi Coates in The Atlantic. ( It is a raging love letter, and a complex acceptance of disquieting truths about racism in America. I won’t try to paraphrase it because I would not do it justice, but I do […]


This evening I felt uncomfortable watching The Help on TV while a large African-American man baked cornbread in my kitchen. After a few minutes of watching a fictional young white woman bridge America’s racial divide, I realized I was being very inconsiderate to my roommate’s guest. So, I switched to watching Ice Age: The Meltdown in […]