This will be a bit of an experiment. Messages in bottles. Messages that aim to provide alternative, corrective perspectives on the prevailing conceptualizations of and ways of negotiating race, racial identity, racism, and identity in general. I find myself fairly regularly taking in media related to identity, bias, and justice and shaking my head over the hegemonic reifications of absurd reasonings and the perpetuation of oppressive reductive categorizations of human beings, human capacity, and human connectivity. I'll use this blog space to offer responses - counter-narratives- to some of the stuff that makes me shake my head. And I'm sure I'll benefit from your reactions. If it seems useful, I'll try to maintain a regular posting practice. If it turns out to be lead balloons and whistling in the wind, well, nothing ventured...