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August 31, 2014 - Responding to the Killing of Michael Brown

What does one preach on the first Sunday back from a 12-week sabbatical? I had hoped to preach something light and fluffy, perhaps full of stories about camping in Yellowstone or swimming in Yosemite in the crystal clear Merced River—right beneath El Capitan. 2,309 more words

Charles Blow Schools Bill O'Reilly On White Privilege

It’s not really news to say that there is simply no dumber media pundit than Bill O’Reilly. The following three sentences, however, actually spoken in the order presented, prove unequivocally that he is the reigning king of the dipshits! 70 more words

Race

The Black boy’s (not) “being racist”

I was walking past a cabin of 8 and 9 year-olds during the last week of camp when a little White boy turned to the nearest adult he could find: “Hey! 1,669 more words

Paragraph of the Day

It comes from Nicholas Kristof in today’s New York Times on white Americans’ misconceptions about race:

One black friend tells me that he freaked out when his white fiancée purchased an item in a store and promptly threw the receipt away.

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New York Times

After The Tear Gas, Before The Next Victim

It’s been 22 days since Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson and left to lie in the street like a dog.  For the first time in three weeks, the story of the shooting, the protests that followed it and the insane… 1,152 more words

Smntks Says

The yoga of Ferguson

“No angel” is how New York Times writer John Eligon describes Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.   1,318 more words

Philosophy