Whiteness Reality Check

Now that the human genome has been fully decoded, physical anthropologists have determined that light skinned people have only been around for about 8000 years. Hominids, early humans, have been around for more than two million years and homo sapiens, modern humans, for about 40,000 years.

As people migrated north, natural selection favored those with lighter skin because it more easily absorbed UV light in the low light northern hemisphere and those able to digest the sugars in milk because it fostered vitamin D absorption. This low light level and milk tolerance caused and supported the depigmentation of the skin. Today only 11.5% of the world’s population is Caucasian.

Whiteness is just a result of environmental adaptation and nothing more. We all come from the same place. We may be a majority in the U.S., but we are by far the minority in the world. Fighting that reality is futile and unnecessary. We would do better to focus on our commonalities than on our superficial differences and make the world a good place for everyone.

Love all, serve all, all is one.

Enough is Enough….

R.I.P. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, United States Congressman from Georgia, champion of voter’s rights. Representative John Lewis passed away yesterday at the age of 80. He marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. and was part of the nonviolent movement his entire life and always humble. A commentator said “he’s been on the right side of history.” President Barack Obama called him the “conscience of the United States Congress.”

I celebrate his life and I’m saddened by his loss. But I’m am most distraught by the undoing of his life’s work by the current administration. Voter’s rights must be enforced. Stop the divisiveness and stop voter suppression! Enough is enough…..


When will Trump and Barr be held accountable? Lie after lie, despicable act after despicable act, lawlessness, destruction of the Justice Department and democratic norms? It is exhausting and I pray that the damage is not permanent!

Fatigue: Pandemic, Epic Unemployment, Social Unrest, Division

I don’t know where to start. There has never been a time in my adult life when so many catastrophic things were happening at the same time. It seems to me that we can’t handle a pandemic, unemployment and social unrest if we are divided. The division has seemingly permeated, even, once cohesive groups.

To see white retirees living in the same community divided with one side screaming black lives matter and the other screaming white power, shows just how deep this division has gone. Why would someone who is financially secure and living a comfortable life feel threatened by someone holding a black lives matter sign? I don’t know.

The divider and chief, Trump news and his enablers have created and sustained this culture of divisiveness. We need a uniter, for divided we fall. VOTE!