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A Thought for Today

Montrell Jackson recently said on Facebook that it was hard to be a black police officer in Baton Rouge.  In uniform some of the people he was trying to serve hated him but out of uniform some of his coworkers saw him as a threat (source – BBC).  1,166 more words

General Thoughts

Humility as the Answer to Race Relations and Violence (Mosiah 21:6-15)

In Mosiah 21, the people of Limhi (Nephites) are living under Lamanite rule – according to an arrangement that had been made between the king of the Lamanites and Limhi. 747 more words


"Roll, Jordan, Roll": A Critique of Slavery and a Story of Hope

The spiritual “Roll, Jordan, Roll” is one of the most well-known of the “sorrow songs”. W.E.B. Du Bois coined the term “sorrow songs” in his 1903 publication, … 1,746 more words

Racial Relations

The "Dream": A Critical Concept in Between the World and Me

This was originally a formal paper but has been modified into a blog post.

Everyone dreams, but one individual’s dream may be another’s nightmare. Ta-Nehisi Coates references a “Dream” with this duality in his 2015 memoir… 2,488 more words

Racial Relations

The Fight for Equality: Du Bois and Woolf

W.E.B. Du Bois and Virginia Woolf each wrote as proponents for equality of their respective groups, black men and women. Despite this similarity, their approaches differed immensely. 518 more words

Drawing Connections

Black Parenting: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Maya Angelou

Ta-Nehisi Coates emphasizes the love a black parent has for his/her child in his National Book Award winner, Between the World and Me.

“Black people love their children with a kind of obsession.

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Drawing Connections

Writing (About Race) While White

Another month has gone by and I haven’t blogged. Have I written? Yes. Have I had thoughts? Ha-ha. But the topic most on my brain has not manifested into a piece of writing I could post. 740 more words

Peaceful Living