Bridging The Gap…
Asa and Holly: I’ve wanted to facilitate a conversation between you two for a while because I didn’t get the discord/disconnect between you. Early on when Holly and I were having our struggle, I agreed with most of what Asa said or implied about you, Holly. But as we have interacted on and off the board, I have seen you grow/shift, swallow some hard to digest truths that I’ve sent your way. I admire that very much.
Asa, you have been a wonderful brother to me, even when I have gone over the edge (see below). I appreciate your support and your perspective very much. But, as I’ve asked you to clear up for me (if you don’t mind), your feelings regarding white gay/lesbian interaction with black folks generally and specific to this particular white person, Holly.
Here’s an opportunity – RIGHT HERE – if you choose to accept it, to hash out the shit. What’s interesting to me is that I like you both very much, how you think, your warmth and generosity towards me. So, how can we heal this rift – not between to ideologies – but between two human beings? Can we?