9-1-1 is not a joke: The Lesson Amy Cooper learned

“I’m sorry.  I’m in the Ramble and there is a man, African American. He has a bicycle helmet; he is recording me and threatening me and my dog. … There is an African American man.  I am in Central Park.  He is recording me and threatening myself and my dog. … I’m sorry.  I can’t […]

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To be fair: On Trump’s pardons and protecting whiteness

From crowd size to the coronavirus (also known as COVID19), this administration has not told the truth.  Some say we are now post- truth . But I cannot get past the truth that there are those who are buying whatever President Trump is selling— no matter the cost.  This is what happens when you hire […]

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Here’s a thought and a prayer

I went to bed thinking about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.  There was talk of a racist manifesto and the murderer writing about the “invasion of Hispanics.”  El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen told reporters, “(It has) a nexus to potential hate crime.”  #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism was trending on Twitter.  This morning, #TrumpsTerrorists has replaced […]

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The Lie of Race

“White people have not always been ‘white,’ nor will they always be ‘white.’  It is a political alliance.  Things will change.”  {Amoja Three Rivers} I begin with whiteness because all of the other social colors define themselves by it.  In fact, the other social colors exist for it.  Whiteness depends on blackness, for example, for […]

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Before God Was White: The Rumblings of a Race-less Theology

“God is spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” ~ John 4.24, NRSV Halloween is over and yet, it seems nearly impossible to remove the mask of whiteness from the face of God.  Now a spooky, to be avoided, death- wielding deity, this socially colored white God has it in […]

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