Friday, 24 March 2017, 01:00 pm PDT

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American Denialism pt. 1

Happy Black History Month! Normally I write during BHM, but this has been the strangest BHM I’ve ever lived through so I’m not feeling steady in my thoughts. And much of my thoughts are... [read more]

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east of midnight

Charleston and Its Aftermath on Election Day

Yesterday was the first day of jury selection in the trial of Dylan Roof. You remember him, don’t you? He’s the one who killed 9 church people at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, SC la... [read more]

east of midnight

east of midnight

Shallow Diversity Is Not Diversity At All

One of the things you learn when you hang out with religious professionals is that no matter the religious affiliation, denomination, or theological stripe of the religious professional, the same k... [read more]

east of midnight

east of midnight

Race, Theology, Sociology, and History Reading Group (#BlackLivesMatter)

With all that’s been going on, I’m feeling the need to read (and in some cases re-read)  a lot of books related to race and its intersections with theology, sociology, and history. So ... [read more]

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east of midnight

Were Y’all Always This Clueless? Or Is This Willful Ignorance?

On Monday night, Michelle Obama gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t watch the speech, as I am not watching the convention. But I did see clips of it afterward. The... [read more]

east of midnight

east of midnight

Can People of Color Truly Be Safe in UU Congregations?

Situation #1 There was a memorial service for someone I knew at a UU congregation last Sunday. I knew the officiant for the service, and had emailed them earlier to let them know I was going to be ... [read more]

east of midnight

east of midnight

I’ll Skip the “National Conversation on Race.” I Have Better Things to Do. (#BlackLivesMatter)

In every interview I’ve seen with her, the FIRST question Philando Castile’s mother gets asked is about Dallas. Nobody in Dallas gets asked about Philando Castile or Alton Sterling firs... [read more]

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east of midnight

Are You There God? It’s Me, Hagar. A Meditation on the Past 28 Hours (#BlackLivesMatter)

Are you there God? It’s me, Hagar. Wasn’t it enough that Sarai gave me to Abram so he could have a child? That when I tried to get away YOU told me to go back? So I go back. And endure.... [read more]

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