We think we’re post-racial and that lynching is a thing of the past. But that’s because we don’t understand what lynching is. Yes, one is “lynched” if and when one is hung by a rope around one’s neck. We all know that. But lynching is a little more than that. According to definitions, a lynching… Read More On Lynching…
Retired Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu has written a most fascinating book, God is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations,” which begs any and all who take their religious walk and life seriously to read. Tutu makes the case for the compassion of God versus the too-often lack of compassion found amongst Christians. Humans, he says,… Read More God is Not a Christian
You’d think after a while that disparaging things said about people of African descent, will let up, but it never ends. At what should have been the pinnacle of her career, Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou was banished from the Olympic Games on Wednesday after making racist comments and expressing right-wing sentiments on Twitter. “With… Read More Racism: Ingrained Ignorance
I got into a rather lively debate with a (former) Twitter follower of mine. She had seen the title of my post entitled “Newt Gingrich Owes African-Americans an Apology” and had taken issue. Her response to the tweet announcing the blog post was “no he doesn’t.” She said I was playing “the race card” and… Read More Such Thing as Racially Coded Language?