Thoughtless vs Offensive: The Writer’s Job is Not to be “PC”

We wouldn’t need political correctness, or “PC,” if people were simply kinder, more compassionate, and more polite. Political correctness is slapping a crumbling veneer of gentility on a snarling hyena. It doesn’t make you want to invite the hyena over for dinner, but if you’re fooled into doing so, it’s still a hyena and it’s Read More …

Michael Twitty, Afroculinaria: Flaming Red Pen of Death™ Award

Every time I find myself grappling with the complex issues of racism in the U.S. – struggling with the million things I’d like to say and feeling tongue-tied or inadequate to write them – I end up at Afroculinaria. Afroculinaria is “a food blog authored by Michael W. Twitty, (Twitter: @Koshersoul), a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and Read More …

It’s Not All About Me (OR You!)

It’s all about perspective. Let’s face it – from where you sit, it really is all about you. Same here. That’s not narcissism or a lack of empathy – because the degree to which you’re able to feel empathy and genuinely care about other people is a big part of what makes you you. And Read More …