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Solidarity and Poverty

In History, Society/Culture by Caris Adel5 Comments

  This is a question I’ve been sitting with for awhile now. And I read this article earlier today that made me think some things.   I was born in 1981, so I’m just barely a millennial, and my daughter was born in 2001, so she’s just barely not a millennial. I find it fascinating that she was taking hundreds …

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The Commoditization of Social Relationships

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“The first transcontinental railroad was built with blood, sweat, politics and thievery, out of the meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads. The Central Pacific started on the West Coast going east; it spent $200,000 in Washington on bribes to get 9 million acres of free land and $24 million in bonds, and paid $79 million, an overpayment …

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Where White People Should Start

In Church by Caris Adel19 Comments

184 shares.  4 thousand likes.  And dear Jesus, the comments. I read this last night at midnight and got fired up.  This is not where white people should start.  White people do not start by having black people explain their lives.  White people do not make black people be their teachers.  White people should not be depending on black people …

The First Thanksgiving – A Day of Mourning

In History by Caris Adel2 Comments

  “Reconciliation without meaningful restitution merely reinscribes the status quo without holding anyone accountable for ongoing injustices. At its core, reconciliation has a religious connotation premised on restoring one’s relationship with God. In fact, most Indigenous nations don’t have words for reconciliation in their languages, which is the truest test of its lack of relevance to communities.” – Corntassel How …

The Mayflower Compact – for God and King and White America

In History by Caris Adel6 Comments

  In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a …