Transforming the Culture of Harm

On January 29, in my hometown of Rochester, NY, police officers responded to a call about “family trouble” in an economically distressed neighborhood with predominantly Black residents. Several officers responding to the call subsequently chased, threatened, tackled, handcuffed, pushed, pulled, and pepper-sprayed a 9-year old child who was clearly experiencing severe trauma and emotional crisisContinue reading “Transforming the Culture of Harm”

An Open Letter to All Educators

I am writing to all educators- not merely to the teachers, administrators, and other institutional personnel- but to all parents, caregivers, adults and older youth who are responsible for sharing knowledge and skills with children. I have an uncomfortable, but necessary, truth to share with you. The United States’ education system is failing BY DESIGNContinue reading “An Open Letter to All Educators”

If I should die, before WE wake…

If you have managed to avoid seriously contemplating your own mortality in the midst of a global pandemic, well, good for you, I guess…? I’m a philosopher and, as such, contemplation of my own mortality is a thing I’ve done for years. Our collective “situation” has merely made my interrogation of the topic somewhat moreContinue reading “If I should die, before WE wake…”