You don’t get to go numb

Can you feel that?  The blood still running warm in your veins?  Can you feel the blood draining from your face when you hear about another case of police brutality?  His name is… was Jonathan Price.  Shots fired while he was trying to break up a fight.  Fired the police officer that was no peace officer that should not have […]

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AFTER THE BREONNA TAYLOR VERDICT: A PARABLE OF AMERICAN JUSTICE (Part Two)

He told me, “I have something that can kill those weeds and you will have new growth in the spring.”  He said, “I have it in my truck.  That’s what we do.”  He said, “I’ll go get it.” He never came back. I checked back an hour later and my pile of weeds remained untouched. […]

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After the Breonna Taylor verdict: A Parable of American Justice

I have been working in my yard all summer long.  On September 28th, I will celebrate three years as a homeowner.  Each year, I choose a home improvement project or two.  This summer and in light of the pandemic, there have been several to pass along the time.  I have repainted the kitchen and entryway, […]

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Hope doesn’t make racism go away

Moderated by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, a townhall with President Donald Trump was billed as “The President and the People.”  But these weren’t the people that Trump was used to, those screaming fans who meet him for his rallies and wear his red MAGA hats.  Instead, undecided voters came with hard questions and his talking […]

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Thinking about Daniel Prude: Police brutality and positional truth

In North America, truth is positional.  It depends on where you sit or stand or live.  It matters if you are up or down, socially mobile, up and coming, all dressed up.  Because if not, then “Get your hands up where I can see them!”  Because if not, then your number is up.  “I don’t […]

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