What Would a Post-Police Society Look Like?

The Call to Defund and Abolish Police Like many people I have been caught up in the events – the marches and rallies – following the tragic death of George Floyd. And like many others, I have cried and agonized over the naked and brash manifestation of white supremacy...
Confession of a Recovering Racist

Confession of a Recovering Racist

   [On January 29, 2016, I spoke before a gathering of students, staff and faculty at Eastern University, speaking on the topic “White Allies for Racial Justice”. The following is an excerpt from that presentation in which I discuss why I call myself a...
A Letter to My Black Friends

A Letter to My Black Friends

  One is guilty, but all are responsible (to paraphrase Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel). I awoke Thursday morning to the news of the tragic deaths of the nine people of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Their only “crime” according to Dylann Roof, their killer, was...
MLK D.A.R.E – Why I Will Be Marching On Monday

MLK D.A.R.E – Why I Will Be Marching On Monday

 On Monday, January 19 POWER, the interfaith social justice organization of which I am a part, along with several other social justice and labor organizations have organized a march called MLK Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment. The march will focus on racial...