Ricketts Backs Kamala Harris, "I Was Also Bused as a Child"

Lincoln NE (SN) – Governor Pete Ricketts shocked his Republican colleagues Tuesday morning, announcing his full support of Democrat Kamala Harris for President of the United States. 297 more words


Five Resources for Teaching About Racism

There has been heated debate about how to teach racism and social justice in schools. Part of this rhetoric centers on whether or not white teachers can effectively teach racism and social justice since they have been the beneficiaries of privilege and members of the dominant American culture for hundreds of years.  765 more words

Historical Writing

The Emmett Till memorial is gone. A bulletproof sign will replace it soon

MISSISSIPPI — A bullet-riddled memorial sign for Emmett Till at the center of a photo showing three University of Mississippi students posing with guns is now gone. 468 more words


An African American Theologian Addresses Racism in Christianity

I’ve often cited Fr. Richard Rohr in my blogging.  He has been an important figure in my spiritual life for over ten years; and, having moved to New Mexico five years ago I have even had the honor of meeting him at his headquarters in Albuquerque.  768 more words

Richard Rohr

If Wealth Taxation Is Theft, Who's Doing The Thieving?

Below is a letter from reader David Berry to The Washington Post. On the subject of a wealth tax, Berry tries to distinguish taxing “previously acquired assets” from “taxing high-income earners,” such that the former “would be tantamount to theft” but the latter somehow isn’t: 604 more words


From Civil Rights to 'the Troubles' part 1

Last year marked fifty years since the civil rights movement hit the headlines.  This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the troubles in 1969.  1,592 more words

Northern Ireland


Hey everybody, this week I wanted to talk about a running exhibit called “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983”. This exhibit runs until September 1st at The Broad in Los Angeles, CA. 235 more words

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