Disturbing History

American slavery is being discussed again.  But, not because African Americans brought it up.  It is in the news due to debates around the removal of Confederate statues.  It seems that there is a way to talk about American slavery that persons are comfortable with.  If it is about honoring so- called war heroes that […]

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Healing Relationships

We give and spend millions of dollars in hopes of curing diseases that infect the body and prematurely take the lives of those we love.  Worthy causes they all are.  We also need to invest in a cure for race.  This social infection compromises our relationships, vanquishes our self- awareness and understanding of our neighbors, […]

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A Conversation: Undoing Racism in American Cities

Undoing Racism in America’s Cities is a discussion with city leaders and other experts on local efforts to respond to the national crises that have elevated issues of race, racism, racial healing and racial equity.

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What is the world coming to?

During this season of Advent, we remember and celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ, of divine feet on earth, of God with us.  Still, I can’t help but wonder what the world is coming to.  The recent death of Laquan McDonald still has my mind reeling.  What is happening to us? What is happening to my […]

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Say Something New

The news reporting is the same.  Same angles, views and I suspect that is the same pencil used to sketch and draw the same conclusions.  The words used to describe race relations remains unchanged: allies and hate mongers, race cards and race baiting, tolerance, forgiveness and reconciliation.  We reach conclusions that are the same as before. […]

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Talking Race and Relationships: Deepening the Conversation

“Hi.  I’m white.  You’re black.  Let’s be friends.”  This kind of introduction is too simple and superficial.  It’s also not realistic. Relationships that begin or are connected to one’s racial identity will ultimately lack true feeling and are not rooted in reality but stuck in social temperatures that could go up or down, depending on […]

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Help After the Emanuel AME Church Murders

“Knowing what’s right does not mean much unless you do what’s right.” ~Theodore Roosevelt There is so much terrain to cover and so many layers to our continuing conversation on race and its progeny.  To be sure, I agree with President Obama as to the nature of our conversations moving forward.  He said during Wednesday’s […]

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