Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Chai Cheesecake
It always feels like when I have the most stories to tell, I find myself silent under their weight. When Mike and I broke up years ago, I just lost all my words for awhile. My thoughts were traveling a million miles a minute, making all the connections, tying the hum of a rusty refrigerator in Missouri to a gauze of silence in Denver. I have those threads sewn up in my heart but the stories take too much work to form. Not too much, but more than I’m ready for each week.
Moving to California has been the same way.
Maple Double Crumb Coffee Cake
I made you some cake! Do you notice that I tend toward breakfast foods when we chat about racism? Okay, and falafel. Same thing, really. Anyway, grab a cup of coffee and a slice of Maple Double Crumb Coffee Cake and get ready to get deep.
Often the only racism people recognize is explicit, individual racism, like someone using the n-word or joining the KKK. But racism can also be implicit, where we are biased without realizing it (click here for an implicit bias test developed by Harvard). And racism is also systemic. Systemic racism seems the least understood but arguably the most critical form of discrimination. So I wrote my best effort at Systemic Racism 101 for my fellow white people.