When Donald Trump became a candidate for president of the United States, there was a fairly substantial number of Republicans who pushed back against his rhetoric, his name-calling, and his general disregard for diplomacy and decorum. His fellow candidates decried his lack of character. This man was no serious contender, they seemed to suggest.… Read More The Contagion of Evil
The battle cry for Donald Trump is that he will “make America great again.” He will get the jobs back, he will defeat ISIS, he will build that wall and keep all the illegal Mexican immigrants out, even as he deports literally millions of Muslims from this country. He will take us back, back to… Read More Make America “Great” Again!
It makes no sense to me at all. Donald Trump, the GOP nominee for president of the United States, has shown himself to be racist and sexist, not to mention xenophobic. Though he visited a black church and participated in worship, he has not shown any real compassion for black lives. He has said he… Read More Black People and Women, Supporting Trump
When I was invited to preach at a white Episcopal church in Charles Town, West Virginia, the lead priest of that congregation called me to kind of coach me on how to approach the congregation. I was/am an educated African American woman. Her congregation was highly educated as well, but there is an issue… Read More Trump is a Voice for the Frightened
The other day, I was going into a library and as I approached the door, a young man with a clipboard approached me, asking if my voter registration was up to date. As I assured him it was, my ears perked up when the other gentleman with a clipboard asked an African-American woman the same… Read More When Black People Don’t Vote