Author Archives: Open Minded Observer

About Open Minded Observer

Smart enough to know I don't know anything but naive enough to think I can learn.

Historical Value of Confederate Statuary?

I saw some polling results this morning that suggested a little over 60% of people living in the U.S. were in favor of leaving confederate statues/monuments in place.  I have been discussing this topic for a while now, and the … Continue reading

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As a White person…

What kind of way is that to start a sentence?!?  I’ve been guilty of it myself on occasion, but as I write this, I’m sitting here thinking about how ridiculous it is. I’ve met and read many people that weren’t … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom was a Badass!

Read the book… The REAL book, by Harriett Beecher Stowe from 1852.  The modern day derogatory meaning behind “Uncle Tom” was deliberately created as a tool of oppression in the early 1900s.  The real Uncle Tom character was a hero, … Continue reading

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I love you… and you are wrong.

What follows is something generic I wrote in response to pretty much every “fake news” article, every hateful meme, every one-sided and uninformed thing that any of my friends ever expressed or posted online.  …and when I write ‘friends’, you … Continue reading

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The ‘N-Word’

I have to admit, I just don’t understand the allure of using the “N” word for otherwise well-meaning White people.  Sure, I get why white supremacists and racist types would use it.  What I struggle with is people that would … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

The nickname I chose when I created my WordPress account was “Open Minded Observer”.  It still is at the time of this writing.  I liked it.  I thought it captured qualities about me that were relevant to my presence within … Continue reading

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Hi

I see that every now and then I get a visitor.  I’m truly flattered.  Odds are it means you’ve read something I posted elsewhere and clicked through out of curiosity.  Here’s the thing; I had a post and started a … Continue reading

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