John Metta

John Metta

John Metta has bachelors degrees in Geology and Anthropology and Masters degrees in Geography and Ecological Engineering. He served in the Army during Desert Storm as a surgical technician, and later in the Navy as a submariner. He lives in Oregon with his wife, children, and pet fountain pen.

United States

The danger of the white American liberal

What a team of 10-year-olds building a robot can teach us about sexism and racism in the US.

The danger of the white American liberal

US Elections 2016

The foul stench of fascism in the US

"White America may be shocked by the election of Donald Trump, but black and brown America smelt it coming."

The foul stench of fascism in the US

United States

Luke Cage: How a black boy became a superhero

As an African American boy growing up in The Projects, discovering positive black characters helped to save my life.

Luke Cage: How a black boy became a superhero

US Elections 2016

US elections: This is not a time for jokes

If you believe in America, if you love this country, then the founding ideals are what you should be fighting for.

US elections: This is not a time for jokes

Arts & Culture

50 Cent, Johnny Cash and the history of hip-hop

"Hip-hop is a manifestation of black culture as vital, valuable, strong and self-determining."

50 Cent, Johnny Cash and the history of hip-hop

Politics

Racism in the US - the melting pot is boiling

Could the proudly racist rhetoric of local and national leaders be the final fight of a white supremacy that is dying?

Racism in the US - the melting pot is boiling

Racism

Race in the US: What if your identity was a lie?

"There are no qualifiers to my blackness, and I will never again be Not Black Enough. I am a black man, and I am angry."

Race in the US: What if your identity was a lie?