OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 38: “I Want a Masculinity Without Violence,” “The PhD in Racism Black People Receive from This Country,” and “The Complicated Reactions to Queen Elizabeth’s Death,” and a quote by A. Philip Randolph.
Rebecca Hyman is a therapist, writer, and trainer. She writes about mental health, white supremacy, patriarchy and social change.
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 18: Clay Rivers, Terra Kestrel, Michael Greiner, and Rebecca Hyman tackle love in Christianity, surviving and thriving as a Black person in white America, the benefits of restorative justice, and the origins of whiteness
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 13: In the midst of global, national, and even personal chaos, there is still a place of peace
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 12: All who journey to equality follow the same principle: the humanity they see in themselves is identical to that in someone else
In the way that snow blunts, distorts, and renders the physical landscape softer to the eyes, even as it makes the environment inhospitable to survival, so whiteness covers over its own violence, insisting the world it creates is beautiful, and benign
Why is white straight masculinity often depicted in the dominant culture as tinged with violence?
There’s something in the grammar of how the concept of white privilege is introduced and discussed that virtually guarantees the actual meaning of the term will be misunderstood
To ask “what was here before whiteness” is to open the more dangerous question: what had to be eliminated, for this way of organizing reality to appear natural.