The question is not: How to we stop noticing race. The question is: How to we prevent ourselves from allowing racism to run rampant and rip us apart? The answer has everything to do with who we allow to assign value, worth, and dignity to people.
In Charlottesville, we have a shameful snapshot of what happens when people begin to believe that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are up for grabs.
In the aftermath of this election — this national catharsis of fear and anger — the question is: What’s our course of action? Where do we go from here?
Believe it or not, this is one of those rare times when there is a clear-cut, universal, rock-solid, dirt-simple answer. Really.
All the cool kids are using Uber these days. I gave it a whirl in Chicago this week. Despite one big uber gotcha that almost cost me 100 bucks (yeah, $100), it worked like a charm. Here’s how I wiggled into and back out of that hundred-dollar Uber mistake — and a few other lessons I learned as an Uber n00b.