Tag: racists

  • Riding Shot-Gun

    Riding Shot-Gun

      I came across this photo while looking for another. Everyone in this picture has gone on to be with God except for me and the babies. The two I'm carrying and the one sitting at the table. That's Mama, the baby of her family,[..]
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  • How to identify Systemic Racism

    How to identify Systemic Racism

    Editor's Note: We continue to feature the voices of Blacks during this decisive time in our nation's history. We are fortunate yet again to feature the voice of Ralph Mitchell. Ralph is a veteran, a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is CEO[..]
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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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  • Exceptions for Racists

    Exceptions for Racists

    [caption id="attachment_4303" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo Credit Anshu Agarwal[/caption] Did you see the video or read the story of the woman in West Virginia who was eating at a Mexican restaurant and launching into a tirade at the Spanish-speaking employee? “English is our first language so[..]
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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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  • We Were Never Better Than This

    We Were Never Better Than This

      There I was at my desk working my way through some pretty awful crime scene photos. A girl I once knew splayed out on the floor in a pool of blood. They aren't  the first crime scene photos I've seen. I've witnessed a bloated[..]
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  • Murfreesboro: Making Racists Unwelcome

    Murfreesboro: Making Racists Unwelcome

      I was in Murfreesboro just a week or so ago. I have been making regular trips there for decades now. I remember when the town was a quaint Tennessee community with a couple of red lights and a town square. I've been returning to[..]
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  • This is Not Charlottesville

    This is Not Charlottesville

    My friend Gordon was diagnosed with cancer before we ever met. It was a type of melanoma. It appeared first as a place on his leg. The story I heard over the years was that it was gardening season and Gordon, who always planned his[..]
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  • The Uncomfortable Truth

    The Uncomfortable Truth

      Some of my best friends are white evangelicals who voted for Trump. As you might imagine that has created a fissure Grand Canyon-wide between us and threatens to destroy the very relationships that have weathered storms for 30 years or more. I am saddened by[..]
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