A White Guy’s Reflections on Charlottesville

A White Guy’s Reflections on Charlottesville

Ever since the horrific events in Charlottesville, where an angry crowd of mostly young white men spouted neo-Nazi and white supremacist slogans, and violently clashed with those confronting their message and their vitriol, I have been mulling over the deeper...

Whites Confronting Racism: Lessons Learned

During the past year, I have been part of a group of 18 people and two facilitators exploring how we has white people can be effective allies with people of color in our work for social justice. All the members are part of POWER cogregations. This event is part of...
A Lesson from History, A Challenge to the Future

A Lesson from History, A Challenge to the Future

History, despite its wrenching pain Cannot be unlived, but if faced With courage, need not be lived again (Maya Angelou –“Pulse of the Morning”) This past week, my wife and I made a trip to Washington, DC to visit the African- American History Museum, which opened...
The Temptation of Trump for White Folks

The Temptation of Trump for White Folks

Since November 8, I have found myself in a strange position of benefiting from something I despise. Like many of my acquaintances, my spirits have been depressed by the election of Donald Trump as our next president at a level I have never felt before. In my very...