Celebrating VP Kamala Harris

In Celebration of VP Kamala Harris  Jan 20, 2021 Rus Ervin Funk    Gender matters.   I just witnessed Justice Sotomayor (the first Latina Supreme Court Justice), administer the oath of office to Vice President Kamala Harris. I was sitting on our couch with my son (who is 11 and is white and male) snuggled next…

Reflections on “safety” (GM 9)

Reflections on “Safety”   Rus Ervin Funk  Jan 8, 2021   Gender matters.   A friend and colleague of mine (a black woman) recently recounted an experience where she challenged “whyte supremacist talk” during a meeting. She reported that the responses from white folx in the room defined her behavior as “aggressive” and the need for them (the white folx) to…