Monday, Aug 21, 2017

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I don’t recognize my country

My mother, a retired Holocaust studies scholar, recently reminded her Facebook friends of something my grandmother used to say: “It could happen here.” By “it,” of course, she meant another Holocaust.

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Leave the boat, face the waves and fight racism

We talk about the white supremacy that was evident in Charlottesville. White supremacy is real. It's not just a few angry white guys, it's the systemic racism embedded in our country. There are more whites than people of color in seats of authority and power, even in regional areas where whites are the minority. That is just flat wrong! We cannot continue to speak over our black and brown siblings in Christ.

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Gary and Me

A little less than two years ago, I wrote an essay for FāVS in which I mentioned that I listen to conservative Christian talk radio. I do this not because I’m contemplating a conversion to Christianity, or because I’m preparing to renounce two decades of personal support for progressive causes.

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American Willing to Listen

An old activist friend of mine, Fran Peavey, used to travel the world’s benches in the 1970s and 80s with a simple sign that read, "American Willing to Listen." We’d be looking at a different political landscape now if only more of us had.

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