Dear Mama: You Were Wrong To Tell Me I Had To Be Twice As Good As White Folk.

Dear Mama,

You and Dad raised Rodney and I to believe we had to be two times better than white people just to get the same as them. I understand why you said this and I know it came from a place of love, but Mama that set’s me up to believe that it is ok for me to get half-as-much as I am worth. That is why I…

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Garrick McFadden

Garrick McFadden

I helped flip AZ blue in 2020 as a Vice-Chair of the AZ Dem Party. I am a civil-rights attorney. I write about #whiteness, #racism, #hiphop, policing & politics