Reflecting on September 11 – Twenty Years Later

Reflecting on September 11 – Twenty Years Later

Almost anybody 30 years or older probably remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard that the World Trade Center had been attacked on Sept 11, 2001. I was teaching a class of first-year students and some other students ran into our class,...
Countering “The Big Lie”

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,...
What Do We Say About Afghanistan and Haiti

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...
White Perfectionism

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...