Considering White Privilege

Following is an observation I made in 2019 well before the relatively unique era in which we live today. This post reflects the discovery phase I'm in regarding the social structures of the nation I live in.

It is often suggested that white privilege does not exist. For example comedian Adam Carolla doesn't think  white privilege exists because he had to do some work like the other white people of his station at one time in his life. Meanwhile other white people aren't so sure and would like some examples. I know I did, because I too was skeptical of "white privilege."

Examples of white privilege?

A common example is the fact that people with "white" names get more call backs for job interviews than people with "black" names.

Another example is featured in the documentary "Grass is Greener" featuring Black prison inmates who are incarcerated for decades after possessing small amounts of marijuana. Meanwhile, the drug has become more mai…

The Not So Silent, but Quiet Minority

Many people of conscience don't want to join the demonstration in the streets but we know there is injustice and we are against it. We don't openly protest, particularly when the neighborhood or city isn't ours. Instead, or maybe incidentally, we make efforts to contribute to our communities in a direct way. We spend the time volunteering and donating money to causes that strengthen our local city. We join organizations that help our neighbors and get appointed to local government boards to do the best public work we can.

I, like so many, am tired of acting  within some kind of ideology. We, at a minimum, simply want all people to be able to work, play, pray, eat and be healthy, sheltered, and clothed. We want to be able to "check all of these boxes" while maintaining the least imposition on any individuals liberty.  
We want all people to be held appropriately accountable for their actions and we want all people to receive justice and fairness. MOST of us believ…

When I Wasn't Sweeping the Garage...

In my neighborhood, near the disc-golf course where the crab-apple trees are shedding their leaves, they moved a house to make way for a highway off-ramp. I peered into the old basement and then walked downtown. I returned home and worked on cleaning my garage (not pictured).

New Topographics Report

In the popular photography community "New Topographics" is the photography of "Man-Altered Landscapes." Following are my recently inspired contributions.

Natural Gas Co. Building River Falls, Wisconsin
Middle School Tennis Courts, River Falls, Wisconsin
WRFW-FM Antenna Facility and Underground Transmission Conduit Berm

River Falls Main St. Report

Recent Scenes from downtown River Falls, Wisconsin in the era of COVID-19

Some Panoramas

Last night at North Hall, River Falls, Wisconsin (Click to enlarge.)
Junction Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin, last February
Musicians in a school house near River Falls

Recollection: The Nature of Traveling to Colorado

By car, I traveled west with the family through Omaha to Boulder, Colorado last summer.