Tag Archives: racism

Have the talk

I will never have to have the talk. As the parent of a white child, I will never have to sit my son down and explain in painful detail how he may be unjustly targeted by police and neighborhood watch-folk, how his community may view him as a threat before he ever speaks.

Sure, I will talk to my son about sex. Drugs. War. Unbridled capitalism.

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‘Us and Them’: When will we bridge the divide?

Tuesday (Jan. 15) was the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, more than any other person in my lifetime, has challenged our nation to break down the walls between “us” and “them.”
His work was focused on the racial divide between blacks and whites often labeled the Civil Rights Movement.

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