Much of what I intend to talk about on this blog has to do with white privilege. I have an “accept all comments” philosophy (unless they are offensively crude or entirely inappropriate), and thus welcome the accusations of “reverse racism” and personal attacks (while completely inappropriate) as much as affirmation. My goal, while it is not to hold hands, is to lead to a better understanding of race in the city and a more sophisticated and complicated way of talking about it. That said, very few people are comfortable talking about race constructively. Below are a few links I think will help frame these conversations. It’s hard to talk about race without making alot of people very uncomfortable and angry, but the right to shut down discussions about race is a right afforded by white privilege. In the most segregated city in the United States, race is something we certainly need to talk about more constructively, and this is why I write.
Right-sizing the conversation about Detroit's future.