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

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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Why we won’t wait: A younger generation takes the lead in protest after George Floyd’s death

Division is not unusual for Americans; we have always been united in name only.  In 1968, this was certainly true. No surprise there. A 2016 Center for Public Opinion Research article looked back at 1968 and specifically the Chicago Democratic convention when Democrats had a three-way split over who would become their nominee.  This convention […]

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Selah

Diversity training won’t fix this.  Carefully crafted apologies are absurd.  Protests and candle light vigils miss the point and the greater need.  I don’t want to hold hands and sing of what will be.  I don’t want to reenact it, create a choreography that walks in his footsteps. And justice is not the word.  I’ll […]

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Trayvon Martin: When Clothing Becomes Criminal

Trayvon Martin. I can’t seem to stop thinking about him and neither can millions of people across the United States and around the world.  The President of the United States of America said, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin,” the members of the Miami Heat, Marian Wright Edelman of the […]

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