Tag: racism

  • Book Launch Giveaway: The Flying Cutterbucks

    Book Launch Giveaway: The Flying Cutterbucks

    Editor's Note: Today is the book launch for The Flying Cutterbucks. Join me as I interview author Kathleen Rodgers for this insightful visit about using one's creative energies to address the ongoing political crisis. And be sure and leave a note for the opportunity to[..]
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  • The Banjo Player

    The Banjo Player

    He was standing next to a pick-up with New Jersey license plates with a banjo strapped around his neck and a face mask pushed up on his head. "Look for the people who wear face masks," someone suggested. "They will be the people who believe[..]
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  • The Stuff of Life

    The Stuff of Life

    Things have been busy around these parts, what with a wedding approaching in two weeks, Spring Break this week, sick kiddos last week, and finally buying a new (to us) rig more suitable to this region. The stuff of life. Car shopping is such a[..]
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  • White Nationalism: The New (Old) Rebellion

    White Nationalism: The New (Old) Rebellion

      He sat in class not doing the work assigned. Instead he kept drawing the same thing over and over and over again. The Confederate flag. There was one on his computer screen, too. A Confederate flag with a rifle and in big black print[..]
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  • A Case for Meghan McCain

    A Case for Meghan McCain

    Under Arizona law, the task of replacing Senator John McCain falls to Governor Doug Ducey. Political pundits far and wide are speculating on who the governor might appoint. Frontrunners include Jon Kyl, the former Senator from Arizona (1995-2013). Kyl has taken the lead on the[..]
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  • BlacKkKlansman & the Men We Fear

    BlacKkKlansman & the Men We Fear

    I did not go to school with black kids until I was in high school. All of my elementary years and middle school years were spent surrounded by "Anglo-Americans", with the exception of a couple of years spent going to school in Hawaii, where oddly[..]
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  • Turned Away

    Turned Away

    Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the toothache. Maybe it's the shameful performance at the VFW Convention by the boastful bawbag Celebrity Apprentice. Maybe it's because it's 7/24. That makes 52 years for those of you counting. Maybe it's because of those mamas crying in[..]
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  • At Our Core

    At Our Core

    I had a discussion with a friend today.  We both grew up in communities where stories were our daily bread. Front-porch sitting kind of stories. Old people stories. Stories about our neighbors and about people we didn't even know. Everybody always had a story about[..]
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  • Not a White Person’s Christian

    Not a White Person’s Christian

    All I am is a vessel, doing God's work. If you watched the National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama, you likely heard words similar to that. Surely, you heard Alabama freshman quarterback Tua stand before the microphone and cameras and declare that the very[..]
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