Taking down statues and taking back history: Symbols that segregate

Recently, there has been a push to remove symbols of America’s racial past, specifically those related to American slavery.  In 2015, the Confederate flag came under scrutiny in North Carolina after the murder of nine worshippers at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church by 21 year old Dylann Roof.  Roof wanted to start a race war and the flag seemed […]

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Muhammad Ali on a White Christ

On this past Friday, the world lost a boxing champion who referred to himself as “the greatest of all time.”  While known for his physical quickness, Muhammad Ali was also possessed a sharp intellect and quick wit.  As we continue to think about race, its privileges and oppressions, I thought it fitting to hear his reflections during […]

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Debate over Confederate Flag in South Carolina is Over

“We are symbols and inhabit symbols.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson It appears that the Confederate flag will not rise again at least not above government buildings in South Carolina.  In a final vote of 94 to 20, the State House of Representatives decided to remove the flag.  Recently associated with Dylann Roof, a 21 year […]

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