Tag: racists

  • 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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  • Lessons from Trump

    Lessons from Trump

    I should have kept a basketball diary. A journal recording every basketball game I've ever attended as the mother of four, as the wife of one, a basketball coach. When my younguns were wee lads it fell to me to get hair combed, socks on,[..]
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  • Good doesn’t have a color

    Good doesn’t have a color

    I heard it said all my life. You might have heard it too. "Don't go messing in your own bed." It's a colloquialism. The South is full of them. I grew up in two Souths: The segregated one and the integrated one. Both of them[..]
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