Alice Walker

The Fine Line Between Foolishness and Bigotry

It has been almost a month since the news broke about Alice Walker’s cultural boycott of Israel; where she is prohibiting a new Israeli version (so Hebrew translation) of her book The Color Purple. This news only hit my radar about two weeks ago however, when Jewish websites and authors began to respond. I am disappointed by…

The Enigma Of The Black Anti-Semite

Does anyone remember the Phil Donahue show? The show went off the air when I was 17, but I distinctly recall liking Phil Donahue a whole heck of a lot more than Oprah Winfrey. Some time spent looking at old episodes on YouTube reminded me why. 🙂 It’s because Phil Donahue had shows like this…

Being a Black Student at WVU

When I decided to go to West Virginia University, it was a very haphazard decision. I had applied, I was accepted, and it had a decent reputation…so I enrolled. To be fair, I at least took a tour of the place before paying my first tuition payment. But I did not look into the culture…