A punch in the shoulder, the first round?

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I don’t know how many people have seen Anthony Fauci’s response to a CNN anchor asking him about the “Fauci Ouchie”, a nickname quickly making its way around for the Covid-19 vaccine. I mentioned it as I waited for my first shot in the arm last night. The lady in front of me bent over in laughter. Fauci’s response was essentially that people could call it (the vaccine) whatever they wanted, particularly if it encouraged people to get vaccinated.

I was eligible for the vaccine beginning 08 March in the state where…


Are degrees-of-product of their environment…

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And that environment, its nature and nurture, is anti-BIPOC. Degrees-of-product does not try to deny the reality that the nature and nurture of the white environment, my environment, has not done its best to inculcate me into the blindness of pro-whiteness. But, as with any disadvantage, I can choose whether to be a victim of/willing participant in, my environment. In the inherently racist lay of white-land, I have never wholly absorbed the implicit and explicit attitudes and behaviors and values I have been marinated in. I have always been curious about everything, including people who are different from me. To…


I was going to write “teachable”, but I wasn’t sure...

Pixabay in origin…

Last week a coworker came and asked me a question. She asked me how if she should use African American or Black when referring to our coworker Matt’s girlfriend. I said that it was probably acceptable to use them interchangeably, although if she was speaking to a POC, it might be different.

What I found notable, however, was not the question itself, but what she was actually asking me and why. She seemed to believe that Nishe’s (Matt’s girlfriend) race had to be mentioned in asking Matt how she was doing. …


What does it actually accomplish?

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I understand the need for consequences to actions. They serve to teach (hopefully) one to alter future action to avoid further censure. The more introspective offender will seek to change the foundations (values, thoughts and considerations) upon which the action was founded, so as to improve as a person, not just to avoid further censure. However, cancel culture does not provide adequate, meaningful, or useful censure that yields meaningful change. I see it as performative outrage to display being “onboard” with the movement of the moment. It amounts to little more than performative allyship and virtue signaling. Even the ones…


The Politics of ooo-oooh saving lives… (Thanks ReFlex ;D)

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By this point… after what, almost a whole year(if not more ?!), most rational and reasonable people won’t argue about the value of wearing a mask. The wiser ones are likely double masking in addition to observing social distancing and hand cleanliness. There are exceptions, however. One of them happens to be the people I work with. Of the twelve employees, five have come down with Covid in the past four weeks. Two of those individuals were seriously ill and one of them was in the hospital for almost a week. The one thing common to them all, aside from…


So powerful, so amazing…

Amazon Studios

I have always believed that movies have the power to reach us as human beings, as creatures capable of human feeling, if we allow ourselves that capacity. I just finished watching "One Night in Miami", an Amazon Studios collaboration with abkco Films and Snoot Films. Regina King was the director. She does a peerless job of it too! If you haven't seen it, don't worry. I'm not going to throw out any spoilers. I'm just going to say… you should -absolutely- see it. It is one of the most powerful movies I have ever watched. …


I didn’t travel. I stayed home. Like so many people, I do indeed miss those I love. Being an introvert, I don’t miss people, but there are people I miss. However, even those people and I have chosen to keep our celebrations and communications virtual for the time being. To everyone who actually cares to listen and internalize what’s going on with COVID-19, I think it’s plain that consideration for self and loved ones extends far beyond just those people. So, those people and I are on the same page.


There’s stuff to be done and we need to do it.

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I do not feel guilty for being white. It is simply a matter of fact. I do not feel persecuted for it either. Yet, I perceive that I have a degree of obligation and responsibility that comes with being white, but more that that, because I am a human being, one among billions of others. I am also a human being with a degree of opportunity and advantage that far exceeds many billions of those other human beings.

The status of “white” as the dominate regulator/dictator of American society for the entire history of this “country” and the years preceding…


A strange dynamic to work within…

If you look at me, I probably don’t come across as particularly notable in any particular way. I might come across as non-descript. Maybe I think this because that’s how I think of myself? However, my evolving understanding of certain ideas has made understanding myself a bit clearer even if not all that much easier to deal with. The way the world defines you, the way the people around you accept you, or not, still carries weight.

I don’t have a wide readership on Medium and that’s okay. If you happen across this, maybe you’ll find other stuff I’ve clacked…


I wear a mask…

To protect you. I also wear it to protect those important to you. I wear it for whatever measure of protection it offers me.

I’m highly individualistic. That doesn’t mean you, or someone else, has to pay for me to be me. My mask can be as individual as I am. It allows you to be as individual as you. Does that make me socially conscious, like some might not think most Americans are? Good question. I don’t have an answer to it.

I know I don’t stand in any space alone. We are one. We…

Chris Go

Humanity is you. It's me. -It's every single- person! Let’s advantage one another! Let’s strive to be excellent to each other! 🖖🏻

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