I’d convinced myself NOT to pen this post. Figure I have enough going on juggling the new AAGSAR Facebook Group, the kids, work madness and my new business venture that should have ALL my attention but has failed since my return to online genealogy in August.

Why ruffle voice matter or make a difference?!

I was content to go on via AAGSAR helping slave ancestored researchers hone their skills, integrate smart technology into their research and to embark on the journey of sharing their family data online.

Then I wandered over to The Root, and to the right of my screen spotted this — Whiteout in Mainstream America: From the Emmys to the Runways, Blacks Remain Ignored. Then I read this…

(The Root) — I don’t hate many things. I’m pretty good at keeping that emotion in check. But here’s a short list of things I hate:

1. Bigots
2. Misogynists
3. Terrorists, including American terrorists, here and abroad, and especially the ones who stand on street corners harassing women who pass by
4. The willfully ignorant

I can so identify! Hell, I’ll even add one to the list of things I hate — 5. Bullies.

NO way to ignore this post now. I’m back where I ALWAYS land — ADVOCACY.

I can live with ruffling feathers and being one of few voices willing to openly address the race matters that well — matter, and how the DEEP issues of race and […]