Enough already, stop labeling people with whom you disagree. Being a Black American I can tell you I have seen my fair share of racism. I have seen it overtly expressed in words and actions and I have seen it subtly displayed in opportunities given to people who appear to get positions because of whoContinue reading “Hurtful Labels Are Being Thrown Around Like Candy”
A call to action for the church during black history month.
Words can hurt you.
When artist Damon Davis went to join the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed Michael Brown in 2014, he found not only anger but also a sense of love for self and community. His documentary “Whose Streets?” tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challengeContinue reading “TED Talk: Courage is Contagious”
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York.
In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system — and offers hopeful examples of programs across the US that are working to dismantle discrimination.
What gets lost in all these quiet demonstrations around the flag are the deeper issues at hand.
If like me you are fed up with the hateful, destructive, painful impact that racism is having on our country and the world then join with me and take to your knees in prayer.
The solution to healing racial divisions is not as simple as spending more time in authentic, vulnerable, and transparent conversations.
“The study is dangerous and risky. It will demand open and honest conversation.”