For the Love of Humanity

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  We have some polls that are not changing and are simply baffling to understand. The group most committed to Donald Trump is white evangelicals. In spite of his hatred for brown and black people, his sexism, his despisement of immigrants, his mocking of the disabled, his sexual predatory behavior, his human trafficking accusations, and rape trial; in spite of …

35 and Free

In Walking Brave by Caris Adel4 Comments

Madeleine L’Engle said “I am still every age that I have been.” I like that idea, and there is a lot of truth I it. But as I look at turning 35, I’ve been thinking about how our cells replenish themselves every 7 years, so that every 7 years we are a new person. I have been reborn 5 times. …

When You Are A Christian Voting for Trump

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If you are a (obviously white) Christian voting for Trump, still, I think it’s only fair that you know how the rest of us view you. You know, just in case somewhere down the road you say “I never knew!’ Well, now you do. When I see you post your support of him, I know you are an unsafe person. …

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Empire As A Way of Life – A Review

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  “Maybe the reason people don’t like Hillary isn’t so much that they don’t like her, as it is that they don’t like the role of the presidency itself.” I read this comment recently somewhere on Twitter, and thought it was an interesting point. William Appleman Williams in his book Empire As A Way of Life, would take that thought …

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The Formation of Whiteness

In Society/Culture by Caris Adel2 Comments

  Looking back, it was the little things that shaped me. The memories that stare me in the face, asking ‘Why do you still think of me? What can I possibly mean to you?’ It was one decision. One moment in a million moments of parenting, and yet it’s one I remember, albeit somewhat vaguely. But the impression it left …

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Trouble I’ve Seen – Interview with Drew Hart

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I’m so excited to share this discussion I had with Drew. His book, Trouble I’ve Seen is your must-read for the year. And, the Englewood Review of Books just selected it as their March Book of the Month, so be sure to follow along with that discussion this month. ***** You mention a few examples of talking to people who …