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When Scapegoats Come to Dinner

O’Tuama woke me up to a dimension of my community’s shock and anger: those we kept in chains—literally in the form of their ancestor’s slavery and in the present racist prison system, or figuratively in the various legacies of slavery (ie. voting rights)—are looking us in the eyes, clothed, dignified, and simply by existing in this way, asking to be heard. I see that the rage felt by so many fans is not unlike the Gerasene neighborhood council telling Jesus to take a hike.

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Viewpoints: Thanksgiving Traditions

This week's question comes on the heals of Thanksgiving: What pieces of advice would you pass on to the next generation as they establish their own Thanksgiving (holiday) traditions?

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