Neck and neck: George Floyd’s death is a symbol of racialized oppression

“Why is it that Christianity seems impotent to deal radically, and therefore effectively, with the issues of discrimination and injustice on the basis of race, religion and national origin?” | Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited “The white man’s foot is on my neck.”  I heard this expression as a child.  It was used to […]

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Oppression as History

There are persons who think that slavery is a distant memory, an ugly part of world history that need not be looked again and certainly not talked about.  It is easy to place a record of oppression in a book and close it.  It is better to open our eyes and see the stories of […]

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Oppressed People Privileges

If you are a member of a historically oppressed group, it seems that there are some privileges that come with the category.  While persons who are oppressed are certainly deserving of liberation, protection from the threat of future harm, reparations and restorative justice, it seems that members of this group and those who would like to […]

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