including why Black Lives Matter matters. Who is Ryan Berg

Danny Givens Jr. of St. Paul, Minnesota speaks to a gathering crowd of the group Black Lives Matter before they march to city hall during a protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Why non-thinking folks cannot dismiss, disregard or pretend smartness about reality … including why Black Lives Matter matters.

Silence is no longer an option: Why the death of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis brought me off the sidelines

I’m a white man living in a white neighborhood of Minneapolis. Like the majority of Minnesotans, my quality of life isn’t rattled by systemic racism and maybe that’s part of the problem. That lack of personal experience leaves white Minnesotans in a dangerous denial about racial inequality in this state.

Who is Ryan Berg?

“What do we owe our children?

Who will keep the company of those children forgotten or lost?

Ryan Berg ventures an unforgettable tribute to the youth he encountered in the New York foster care system. Zooming in on LGBT youth of color and the forgotten stories of homeless youth in America, No House to Call My Home recalls, remembers, recovers the lives and bodies and truths of the children we leave behind. Home is a story told by children who had to write the fiction of a family for themselves in order to survive. All those voices, in these pages, becoming song.” —Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water: A Memoir and The Small Backs of Children: A Novel”

Author: Arthur Ruger

Married and in a wonderful relationship. Retired Social Worker, Veteran, writer, author, blogger, musician,. Lives in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho

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