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
The other day on CNN, during one of those now-familiar pointless conversations by a so-called “distinguished panel,” one of the speakers, a Trump supporter, blurted out, “Why does race have to be injected into everything? Because, my dear, white people in power have always made race an issue. From the writing of the U.S. Constitution… Read More Why Don’t White People Get It?
I had a Twitter conversation with a Donald Trump supporter that has left me puzzled. Donald Trump, she said, is a patriot. I had been complaining that Trump is not civil; civility matters to me. She acknowledged that he was not so civil but that he was a patriot. The country was in tatters and… Read More The Definition of Patriotism
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
Today, presumptive GOP nominee for president Donald Trump released a list of potential people he would nominate to the United States Supreme Court. And I seethed. I seethed because he released the list in the face of President Obama, whose nominee for the High Court, Judge Merrick Garland, is being completely ignored by the Republican-led… Read More The Arrogance of White Supremacy