Category Archives: racial reconciliation

Statues & Knees (a paradox)

A poem about statues and knees: With statues we honor Men who took up arms In violent rebellion Against America; But we dishonor Those who simply kneel To protest police shootings Of unarmed men. Advertisements

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Taking down statues or putting them up?

As debate and conflict rages over statues of Confederate leaders and soldiers, some are crying, “Take them down!” while others are shouting “Keep ’em up!” So how about a compromise. How about leaving the statues up, but also putting up … Continue reading

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Skin color, statues, & stuff

Skin color’s a dumb thing to focus on! So much pain was released when it became a way of evaluating people. Let’s quit judging people by their “color.” Eye color, hair color, skin color; does any of it really matter? … Continue reading

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America needs “J” for JOY

I made a “J” (for “joy”) with my hand in front of a map of America. We have relentlessly pursued happiness — but somehow we have missed out on joy. Happiness depends on happy happenings; but joy flows from deep … Continue reading

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America’s big lie about black men

America was settled and then founded on a huge lie (this was not a little white lie) about black men, women, and children. The lie says that black skin is somehow shameful. That big lie, buried deep within our national … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why The Civil Rights Activits Didn’t Call Their Opponents “Haters”

1)  To call someone a hater would have violated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s determination for the Movement to follow the spirit of the Biblical principles of love and non-violence. 2)  Blacks were clearly hated in the South so there … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Blog Posts For Black History Month

Would you like to know more about Black History.  Here are my Top Ten Blog Posts about African-American history: 10)  Negro Spirituals — A Message We Desperately Need 9) America’s Forgotten Freedom Fighters 8) Some Americans Suffered An Atrosity 7) … Continue reading

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