Black Northerner Moves to Mississippi

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A Black Northerner Moves to Mississippi and attempts to reconnect with his roots…
originally published as I’m a black man who moved to the Deep South. Here’s what it’s teaching me about race…by  Continue reading

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White Man Examines His Own Racism

White ManWhite man examines his own racism…’I lived a life marked by opportunity and forgiveness; and while I may not have always had “much,” I have always had the benefit of the doubt.’ Continue reading

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Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and American Racism

 

Racism in America

Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and American racism…separated by a thousand miles, two state borders, and nearly six decades, two young African American boys met tragic fates that seem remarkably similar today: both walked into a small market to buy some candy; both ended up dead. Continue reading

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Subtle Racism

subtle racismWhat are the effects of Subtle Racism? Some racism is so subtle that neither victim nor perpetrator may entirely understand what is going on—which may be especially toxic for people of color. Continue reading

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Interracial Marriage

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Interracial Marriage

Is interracial marriage the only way to overcome racism? Some would say it is definitely not; that the deeper causes of racism are not addressed with interracial unions; that only a willingness on the part of an oppressive majority to ruthlessly examine their racist history and follow through on same with a sweeping social transformation will eliminate racism. Continue reading

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Race as Political Project

Race as Political Project…”As if one can call black culture pathological and defective and yet remain something other than a racist.” Sometimes the act of denial is the thing that condemns you. Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson Racist

 

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson racist…easily the worst part of Wilson’s record as president was his overseeing of the re-segregation of multiple agencies of the federal government, which had been surprisingly integrated as a result of Reconstruction decades earlier. Continue reading

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Was Moynihan Wrong about Black Families?

Black Families

Was Moynihan Wrong about Black Families? Declining US marriages, coupled with growing numbers of “nonmarital” births, are the subject of considerable anxiety in the social policy literature. Continue reading

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Thoughts on White Racism

Thoughts on White RacismA couple weeks ago, I was debating what I was going to talk about in this sermon. I told Pastor Kelly Ryan I had great reservations talking about the one topic that I think about every single day. Then, a terrorist massacred nine innocent people in a church that I went to, in a city that I still think of as home. At that point, I knew that despite any misgivings, I needed to talk about race… Continue reading

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