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Morality, Ethics and the Big Lie

In his collection of meditations, Deep is the Hunger, Howard Thurman asks this question: “Is this a world with moral meaning at the center?”  He goes on to say that this is not a question that can be answered with empirical research or an accumulation of data....

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Countering “The Big Lie”

When apparent stability disintegrates, as it must — God is Change — People tend to give in to fear and depression, To need and greed. When no influence is strong enough to unify people they divide. They struggle, One against one, Group against group, For survival,...

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What Do We Say About Afghanistan and Haiti

Over this past weekend I was stunned and horrified as I watched the reports from Afghanistan and Haiti. I suspect many of you were as well. What are we to do and learn from these tragedies? Afghanistan In the case of Afghanistan we saw frantic and terrified Afghans...

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White Perfectionism

The Inevitability of Mistakes Whenever I speak about racism with groups comprised mainly of white people, I often make the point early on that in our efforts as white people to be antiracist allies (or accomplices or co-conspirators), we are going to make mistakes. We...

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Coddling White Racists? Not A Chance

On May 5 Rev. David Brown, a diversity advisor at Temple University held a public conversation about the themes of my book Disrupting Whiteness. The event was sponsored by the Inside-Out Prison- Exchange program, which brings together traditional undergraduate college...

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The 1619 Project

On May 5 Rev. David Brown, a diversity advisor at Temple University held a public conversation about the themes of my book Disrupting Whiteness. The event was sponsored by the Inside-Out Prison- Exchange program, which brings together traditional undergraduate college...

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How Racism Hurts White People

(Adapted from my book Disrupting Whiteness: Talking to White  People About Racism0 The Hidden Wound In the wake of the Derek Chauvin trial there has been a great deal of speculation and prognostication that Chauvin’s guilty verdict might signal a shift in the public’s...

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What Now?

Like many people, I was greatly relieved at the outcome of the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd last May. While, like many, I feared the worst – i.e. that Chauvin would be set free or there...

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