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September 1, 2014

Happy September, friends! As the title suggests, I am starting off this post extremely frustrated because I have yet to have any desserts with any of my meals. 483 more words

Brutality of All

The smell of my boiling blood can be sensed for miles every time the police are involved in another murder, assault, excessive force, inappropriate conduct case with the people it is hired to protect.  1,290 more words


Moral Panic Monday: This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory, But . . .

I was hoping to continue my reading of You’re Teaching My Child What? by Miriam Grossman this fine Monday, but the computer on which I’ve stored my notes has crashed (possibly permanently) and the notes are inaccessible (possibly permanently). 1,594 more words

Fighting With Fundamentalism

August 31, 2014 - Responding to the Killing of Michael Brown

What does one preach on the first Sunday back from a 12-week sabbatical? I had hoped to preach something light and fluffy, perhaps full of stories about camping in Yellowstone or swimming in Yosemite in the crystal clear Merced River—right beneath El Capitan. 2,309 more words

Symbiotic & Symbolic: Relationships with Racists.

You can always assume that something ignorant, racist, or generally insensitive might be said behind your back/in private messages or emails because folks know they’d catch hell if they were bold enough to do it within earshot. 270 more words


Ice Cream Mom Says "Go Back To China"

It makes you wonder what the world is still doing. The reality is that racism is everywhere. Yes, we all love our ice cream, skin creams, and celebrities, and they all have one thing in common: they are all associated with some degree of racism. 489 more words


Dangerous Bodies

Rhon Manigault-Bryant is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Williams College. She is a scholar-artist who merges her life as a musician and vocalist with her interdisciplinary specializations in religion, gender, race, music, popular culture, and ethnographic methods. 122 more words