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The Talk – Part 2 (A Black Teenage Girl’s Poem)

  24.05.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, future, race

We had driven out of the neighborhood, and my mind was working hard to try and answer my daughter’s questions. I knew that she was asking a simple question that

The Talk – Part 1 (A Black Teenage Girl’s Question)

  23.05.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, future, race

I remember my dad giving me the talk as a thirteen-year-old boy. It wasn’t a sit-down. It wasn’t an awkward, choppy speech delivered in an uncomfortable tone, and it wasn’t

It’s Complicated (Abortion and Choice)

We have a moral conundrum in front of us. I’m sure the title gives away that I’m writing about abortion, so some of you may take issue with me using

Still Hovering

By now it’s no secret that I believe institutional racism is a thing. I’ve lost friends over my beliefs that whiteness is the root cause of that racism, and I’m honestly

Why We Must Abandon Whiteness

To my white friends out there reading this – You weren’t born white. You learned whiteness. If you’ve never heard that before, I can imagine you’re feeling any number of

Ten Claims that DON’T Prove You’re Not Racist

  28.03.2019   Corey Leak   culture, equality, race

There are specific labels in our society that no one wants to be attached to their character. Near the top of that list is the moniker of “racist.” People will go

Fear of Faith

I shared a quote this week in the wake of the terrible Christchurch shootings – the attack that left 49 families grieving the loss of their loved ones. The quote

I’m Not a Socialist But…

  14.03.2019   Corey Leak   culture, equality, future

I’m not a socialist, nor do I claim to be an expert on what it is. Full disclosure, I know very little about it from experience or study, and my

No Justice No Peace!

  7.03.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality

The other day I was taking my youngest daughter to school. One of our rituals on the way to school is for one of us to pray. It was my

The Black Card

  28.02.2019   Corey Leak   equality, race

Like most black people who were raised correctly, I grew up playing spades. I played as a teenager and on into my early adult years. My wife and I had