This, right here, brings up multiple subjects inherent to sports, women and children, as it relates to race.
– A Child’s Identity
– Racial Depictions (past & present) “Lone Ranger”
– Limited Representation in Media
Akinwale does not shy away from hard realities (truths?) that affect her family, her sport or her business.
Read, marinate and then leave some thoughts.
“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.”- Audre Lorde
I’m not sure whether this post is complete to my satisfaction, but if I don’t post it now it’s going to be relegated to the pile of never seen posts. I’ve chosen to discuss matters here that I feel are difficult to address and I’ve failed in attempting it in the past. By a few coincidences, I’ve had race on my mind this week. It started with a conversation early in the week with my son while riding in the car. A lot of parents can probably relate to the car ride heart to hearts with their kids. For the most part it wasn’t a remarkable conversation, mostly about the national origins of our family…
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