By Mick Dumdell
It is not easy being a warrior for social justice, and sometimes I like to just lay down my burdens and enjoy a good song. Here is one of my favorites – Kumbaya as performed by Sir Ivan. I put my headphones on so I will be less distracted by the outside word, and hit play. Sometimes, I even kick back and fantasize that I am Sir Ivan, a brave and fearless white man, bringing peace, harmony, and sexual healing to warring African-Americans, who have been driven to that state by racism and white privilege.
If we all could just come together, as the Black Americans do in this video, how much happier and well satisfied we would be! Once again, Blacks have shown us the way.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And go ahead and pretend for a moment that you, too, are Sir Ivan! I promise not to tell if you don’t!
Yours very truly,
Mick “Spin” Dumdell