The current administration is pushing for billions of dollars to build a wall on the Southern border of this country because he says the country is being “invaded” by what are being called “bad people.” In his push for this wall, the president has fed fear into the minds of those inclined to believe… Read More On Being Safe in America
There are few things that rankle my spirit like white people saying to and about black people that we should “just get over” slavery. Their saying that shows a profound ignorance, arrogance, and lack of the capacity and demand to understand what the American white supremacist system has done to so many people and continues… Read More On “Getting Over” Racism
This week I was listening again to an interview of author Adam Cohen by Terri Gross of NPR’s “Here and Now” and was reminded again of how white supremacy has robbed the world of the capacity it had to honor God’s command that we “love our neighbors as ourselves.” (https://www.npr.org/2017/03/24/521360544/the-supreme-court-ruling-that-led-to-70-000-forced-sterilizations) Cohen is the author of… Read More White Supremacy Robs Country of Moral Agency
One of the best and most powerful lessons my mother taught me was the lesson of “guilt by association.” “If you’re with someone who’s doing something wrong and the police come, you’re going to get arrested too, even if you haven’t done anything.” She told all five us that at a very early age, and… Read More The Impotency of Silence, White Supremacy and Lessons from My Mother
The disease called white supremacy is as deadly to the soul and spirits of those afflicted as is a stage four cancer with metastasis. Unlike cancer, however, white supremacy is contagious and affects everyone it touches. It is without rationality or compassion; it is willfully blind to the reality that those who claim intellectual superiority… Read More Can White Supremacy Be Cured?