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There Is No Life to Be Found in Violence

The month of March so far: we’re barely halfway through and already such madness.

Cleveland, Ohio’s attorneys blamed 12 year old Tamir Rice, a black boy, for his own shooting at the hands of a police officer. 862 more words

Birth of a Nation

Racism is like that crazy uncle who lives on the top floor of the house and his family brings him dinner on a tray and leaves it on the floor and then knocks and runs back downstairs. 563 more words

Current Events

The Lessons of History?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” — George Santayana.

“Head-desk” — a UCC Minister

It’s the 50th anniversary of the March in Selma, Alabama, a turning point in American history in which African-Americans made strides toward voting rights and civil rights. 944 more words

Political Thoughts

White People Making Racist Mistakes

Recently, we’ve had a slew of high profile examples of privileged white people acting like, well, privileged white people. Setting aside Iggy Azalea being willfully oblivious to her… 1,010 more words

Finding a New Perspective: Reconciling Privilege with Empathy

I think a lot about poverty and low-income families. Reading this report from the Children’s Defense Fund about ways to reduce child poverty made me want to do more to advocate change. 723 more words

A Look Into Race As A Social Construct

Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words.  For those of us from the “multiracial” or mixed race community, photos of our population – our people, our families, our children, – aren’t as shocking as they are an affirmation of what we have already known: … 672 more words

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Black Christian Leaders Changing the World

My friend, Rev. Mae Elise Cannon, is senior director of advocacy and outreach for World Vision USA. She is also author of several books, including her most recent release, … 110 more words

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