I was a journalist for 35 years.

I was one of the first people in my part of the state to write positive stories about black people and to feature black people in pictures that showed them as normal people.

I have been fired for standing against racism

I have been harassed by the cops for writing about their racism

I have gotten in fistfights (self-defense) for standing against racism.

I have lost friends, business opportunities and family members for not tolerating racism or racist language.

I have helped dozens of black people get jobs.

I have never believed race to be real. We are all created by God and are all the same flesh. Race is not real, so how can i be against something that is not real?

Do you see how it is hard for me to accept the idea that i must be racist because i don't happen to be black - and i still don't believe race is real, Racism is about the most stupid thing in the universe because it isn't real ... hating something that doesn't even exist - how do you get more stupid than that?

Iam still looking for a book that will explain CRT, from a nonbiased viewpoint ... cant find one so i cant even find out what its really about.

BUt i dont think trying to shame white people is the best way to go.

Tearing others down will not lift you up.

So this is in answer to all your questions

I know how i have lived my life. I know how i have treated people.

People can say what they want about me

Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.