OHF WEEKLY, VOL 5 NO 2: MLK Jr Day 2023, Editor’s Letter, “The Race Massacres They Never Taught Us About in School,” “Howard, Martin, Jesus, and the Disinherited,” and a quote by Angela Bassett.
The only race massacre in American history I learned about in K-12 school was of the slaughter of white soldiers. We were also taught about the Trail of Tears, though in retrospect, it seems our history classes spent as much time on that one event as on all the centuries of slavery itself.
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 50: Love conquers all, when put into action; an important heads-up about our social media; last call for our end-of-year writing prompt; and a final thought by bell hooks.
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.
What makes some folks think it’s acceptable to treat Black people with contempt ranging from the veiled to the brazenly naked? And why do other folks treat us as the peers we are? You know, with genuine conviviality and all? After living in Black skin every day for well...
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 37: Clay Rivers on racism masking itself as fandom; the Jesse Wilson’s OHF Family Tree interview, Sylvia Wohlfarth’s award-winning “Down the Rabbit Hole,” and a quote from former First Lady Michelle Obama.
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 34: Best practices for talking about race; how actions not intentions matter when harm is inflicted on BIPOC; the difficulty white people have in seeing their racism, and announcing Lecia Michelle’s new book The White Allies Handbook.
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 33: Clay Rivers asks “Exactly How Much Hatred Is Enough?”; Peter Faur on St. Louis’ residual Jim Crow racism; all hail, the Queen of Soul; Sherry Kappel’s wake-up call for would-be allies; and a quote by bell hooks.
In the first of this two-part series, Peter Faur shares early experiences with racism, the effects of the 1949 Fairground Park riot, and other events that have defined and delineated countless lives in St. Louis.
Peter Faur on how feeling smug about understanding racial issues is not being honest with oneself, and he shares his tips forconfronting one’s prejudices and fears.
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 31: Honoring the father of Orlando’s civil rights movement, Father Nelson Pinder; why it’s never too late to pursue your dreams; and Madison Pattin on the ongoing work of antiracism.
OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 27: Our Human Family, the SCOTUS, and Roe; Frederick Douglass’s 1852 assessment of July 4th’s meaning to the enslaved; Michael Greiner on a favorite strategy of the rich; and Ben Lane on the national anthem, Lady Liberty, and more.