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Two Practical Reasons Why Betsy’s Flag is Offensive

  2.07.2019   Corey Leak   diversity, equality, race, racism

Before eight hours ago, “Who is Betsy Ross?” would have stumped me in a trivia game. I’m sure she is someone that came up at some point in my elementary

Let’s Talk About Reparations

  26.06.2019   Corey Leak   equality, race, racism

We aren’t the first civilization to debate reparations. In an excerpt from an ancient Jewish scroll known as “The Scroll of Fasting” Egyptians lodged a complaint about how the Jewish

Three of Racism’s Most Dangerous Covert Allies

  14.06.2019   Corey Leak   church, equality, race, racism

I think it’s safe to say that most people in today’s society try and avoid blatantly racist behavior. Of course, there are examples of blatant racism all around us. We

Enlighten ME

Let me tell you about an interaction I had last week. On Memorial Day, I got up early to play basketball at the health club. I generally play with the

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