Author Archives: Frederico Wilson

Frederico Wilson, based in Seattle, WA, is President and owner of several business enterprises, a freelance writer and blogs at mestizoblog.com focusing on multicultural issues and is the author of “Escaping Culture-Finding Your Place in the World.

Off With Their Heads

T he Queen of Chaos is dead.  Politically, speaking.  The only thing left to do – to build a truly progressive agenda – is to guillotine (politically speaking, of course) the remaining members of her royal court.

State of Grace

If nature, as Ralph Waldo Emerson righteously proclaimed, is elemental and comprised of a commodity; beauty; language; and discipline.  Then ART, it follows, is nature refined and emblematic of; and, by the MIND of man ***Petra, our family’s Abuela (grandmother) – Yaqui Native-American –                    Painting, Dorothy […]

Only Women Can Save Us

It’s early April, a typical Seattle rainy afternoon. I’m staring out my home office window, nursing a Negra Modelo, and for no apparent reason my mind drifts to differences between men and women.     I’m a man. I know men. I’ve played with them, worked with them, competed against them, fought with and against […]

The Baker Inside Us

I’m a slice of marbled bread, surrounded by white loaves, captive in a baker’s rack, waiting to be displayed in the storefront counter. “Whiteness” in the appetite of man eludes and, at times, overwhelms me.  Embedded in every conceivable medium, archived for posterity, true or not. Its myths secure, legends immortalized, legacies glorified. What about the rye and pumpernickel […]

Bye-bye Bernie

Bernie, you damn near did the impossible. You showed us the Promised Land – just beyond the horizon. Thank you. Seriously, thank you. But you made the same mortal mistake all REFORMERS make. You believed you could start a revolution and right a corrupt system from WITHIN the castle.  

Good Morning, Virginia

I believe providence and misfortune wage a constant battle in our lives, with the winner ultimately determining our time on earth.  Why, where and when they come calling is a mystery. https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonfrederico  

Cutting the POC Cord

Speech in harmonic sermon sways and persuades congregations, and lures the agnostic among us. I admit it. As a brown man; as a person of color (POC), I fell for Obama’s songbook hook, line, and sinker. No need to list the duplicitous policy betrayals that have disillusioned me since every day brings new ones. I […]

Feeling the Bern

I can’t help but marvel at the growing anti-elitist movement taking place in real time.  As a lifelong populist, left of liberal, just barely right of anarchist – I welcome the long overdue makings of a people-first political campaign.

In the Bag – Mixed Race, Black, and Latino Leadership

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” – P.T. Barnum Once again people-of-color (POC) are at a precipice. Like lemmings staring down into the abyss, the overwhelming majority of mixed race, brown and black people are prepared to jump and drown themselves in a sea of election rhetoric, lies, and deceit.  

white lie

No, not that one.  This one.  white lie noun As a person-of-color (PoC), I’ve searched for racial clarity throughout my lifetime – only to discover ambiguity in its place. I found out that being too analytical is often a way of avoiding the obvious. I inexplicably accepted as true the false premise that discussions about race, […]