How can white people talk to each other about racism?

Well, sure, but rather than get into a shouting match, I’ve compiled a list of suggestions, drawn from various sources, like this, from┬áThe Dot, and this, from The Seattle Globalist, and this, from Baltimore Racial Justice Action. In short: Get educated Prepare for defensiveness Stay calm Be personal Understand that racism can be subtle You …

Let’s call Sweden. Or something.

I love the idea of a Swedish tourism agency creating a phone number where you can call a random Swede (who has volunteered to answer such calls) and chat and, well, anything. What if we set that up for fundamentalists, or other groups that are maybe misunderstood? Imagine how cool it would be to, say, …

If you’ve nothing better to do…

…I’m speaking about (what else?) Isabella Beecher Hooker at Hartford’s Cedar Hill Cemetery in a lecture sponsored by the historic cemetery’s foundation, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. If you’ve never been to Cedar Hill, you owe yourself a trip. It’s beautiful (and Isabella and her family are buried there).