One of the most tragic consequences in America of racism and sexism is that they have resulted in a huge swath of people – women of all colors and black and to a lesser extent, brown people – who hate themselves. There is an obsession with Eurocentrism in this world; anything white or Nordic-looking is… Read More The Cost of Self-Hatred
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
I was in a high-end restaurant, waiting to have a meeting with a friend, and arrived before he did. I was led to our table, which had already been reserved. Our table was next to one at which four white women were already sitting. They were older, looking to be in their late 70s and/or… Read More Wanting America Back
I am sick. Not because Donald Trump is leading the pack of GOP candidates, but because he has such a large following, presumably including a large swath of “white evangelicals.” I am sick because white religion has always seemed estranged from the Gospel that I read, and I am sick because it is those religious… Read More Whose God is the God of the Evangelicals?
A friend of mine said something to me last week which has kept me thinking. He said, “Why do you think the media lets Donald Trump say anything he wants, but has basically censored Minister Louis Farrakhan? Why do you think it’s OK for Trump to say hateful, racist, sexist things, and it’s not OK… Read More Trump and Farrakhan