We didn’t ask for that: A list of things protesters are not demanding

No statements.  We didn’t ask for you to tell us what we already saw on cellphone videos and know for ourselves.  We’ve seen this before.  The violation of the rights of African Americans is not new and neither is their murder; it’s been done before and with each generation.  Instead, let us know when you […]

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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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Pour your heart out

I protested the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others yesterday outside of White House.  Asked by a reporter, “Why are you here after the president’s threat?”  I replied simply, “Where else should I be?  He is Caesar, not Lord.  I know my place and he should find his.”  I […]

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Neck and neck: George Floyd’s death is a symbol of racialized oppression

“Why is it that Christianity seems impotent to deal radically, and therefore effectively, with the issues of discrimination and injustice on the basis of race, religion and national origin?” | Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited “The white man’s foot is on my neck.”  I heard this expression as a child.  It was used to […]

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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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