Tag: racists

  • Draft Era Voters

    Draft Era Voters

    For the life of me I will never understand how the people for whom this was a theme song of the Draft era: Some folks are born made to wave the flagHoo, they're red, white and blueAnd when the band plays "Hail to the chief"Ooh,[..]
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  • The Republican Party’s Minstrel

    The Republican Party’s Minstrel

    I met a man at a bar last night. He asked if I was in town on business. As a matter of fact, I said. I found out he was from Kentucky. Oh, some of my favorite writers are from Kentucky, I remarked. Silas House,[..]
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  • How to be a Racist

    How to be a Racist

    It's exhausting living in a country divided. When I was a child growing up in the red dirt of Lester Maddox and George Wallace's racism, I just thought adults like them were crazy hateful people. I considered them as the flag-bearers of all that hatefulness.[..]
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  • Jesus was a colored man

    Jesus was a colored man

    Jesus was a colored man. Jesus dressed like the homeless man he was, the same clothes, day after day. Jesus didn't shave, or have his beard professionally maintained, it grew willy-nilly, everywhichaway. Jesus wore his hair in dregs. Jesus smelled of the sweat of the[..]
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  • From Cornbread & Collards

    From Cornbread & Collards

      Like thousands across this nation, I start back to school next week. My graduate program was always going to be through distance learning so Covid doesn't disrupt that. As this week's DNC proved, there is a lot to be gained from virtual realities. Narrative[..]
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  • Can’t Let Nobody Turn Me Around

    Can’t Let Nobody Turn Me Around

    Do you know the names Viola Liuzzo or Joan Mulholland? If you know of these women, I applaud you. I had never heard of either one until this past week  when I fell down the rabbit hole in research and learning. I wish I had[..]
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  • 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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