Tag Archives: Racism

Hi I’m Harmony and I’m a Racist

For a long time I thought I wasn’t a racist. I’d get immediately defensive as soon as my own racism was pointed out. “I have black nieces and nephews, I can’t be racist.” Or “I have black friends” Or “I … Continue reading

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The Florida We Should Be Teaching

In the past three years I’ve picked up a super power. I have the amazing ability to connect almost anything that is happening in the rest of the country, and even the rest of the world, with something that happened … Continue reading

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A Letter Concerning a Slave, a Sister, and a New Republic

In his book, Heaven’s Soldiers, Dr. Frank Marotti mentions a letter sent from my uncle Fredrick A. Clarke to my uncle James W. Clarke. It’s sent from Cowlitz Landing in Washington to Florida in April of 1854. The state of Washington … Continue reading

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Palatka Florida’s Missing History is My Missing History

I introduced you to my first, traceable, family members in Florida, Thomas and Honoria Clarke. Today, I want to tell you about where I’m from. I come from this little map dot between St. Augustine and Gainesville called Palatka. Here … Continue reading

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I didn’t drive anything anywhere…I’ve always had SNAP.

Recently there are two stories going viral about getting welfare. One was written by a woman who drove her Mercedes; the other by a woman who took a bus. In both cases the women talk about the shame of poverty. … Continue reading

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The (exaggerated) Adventures of George J. F. Clarke

USA: George, we need to talk about these maps you drew. Geo: Yea, they might be a little off here and there since, funny enough, you guys were throwing fire and cannon balls at us while I was trying to … Continue reading

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A Newly Discovered Kind Of Middle

When I titled my blog it was because we are a middle class family who falls in between the cracks of society. We’re not poor enough to get any kind of welfare assistance; but still don’t have enough money to … Continue reading

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