Congressman’s White Fragility Shatters Before Our Eyes by Erin Egloff

We are pleased to share guest posts by local Rochester community members throughout this year’s 2nd Annual Digital Black History Month Education Campaign Congressman’s White Fragility Shatters Before Our Eyes by Erin Egloff On Wednesday, February 27, criminal and all-around weasel Michael Cohen testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform.Continue reading “Congressman’s White Fragility Shatters Before Our Eyes by Erin Egloff”

Spotting Our Own White Privilege by Erin Egloff

White privilege. It’s a loaded phrase for most white people, particularly if they have a limited understanding of history. If a person in the United States is white, they were born with and benefit from white privilege. The phrase itself makes many white people anxious, and I believe that’s primarily coming from a place ofContinue reading “Spotting Our Own White Privilege by Erin Egloff”

Whitewashed: the Rosewood Massacre by Erin Egloff

When an individual, group, or institution whitewashes something, they intentionally conceal information that they deem unworthy, unimportant, or unpleasant. Whitewashing occurs within families, communities, systems, art, and, most commonly, historical record. Like the vast majority of K-12 students in America, my education (Catholic school for K-6, public school for 7-12) excluded essential historical concepts andContinue reading “Whitewashed: the Rosewood Massacre by Erin Egloff”

Memorable & Unexpected Gifts: Baby Showers, New Children by Erin Egloff

New additions to families are usually joyous occasions, whether a baby is born, a child is adopted, or a family decides to foster a child in need. They can also be times of anxiety and stress for the parent(s) as well as for close family or friends who may have lost a child or whoContinue reading “Memorable & Unexpected Gifts: Baby Showers, New Children by Erin Egloff”

Memorable & Unexpected Gifts by Erin Egloff

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa Gift giving and making gestures are opportunities to show someone that you care, that you listen to them, and that you spend time thinking about them. Creative gift giving is a skill that can be developed; a muscleContinue reading “Memorable & Unexpected Gifts by Erin Egloff”