It’s 11:30pm, July 13, 2013. I just finished painting three walls of the dining room of my new house “deep rose”, a dark red color that’s stained my clothes and my hands. My wife and son are sleeping in rooms down the hall. After I finished cleaning the paintbrushes, I sat down to relax a… Continue reading An opportunity for grace & compassion
On Morgan Freeman and “Just stop talking about it.”
Once again, there’s a video that’s been making the rounds and I’ve found myself making the same response to it every time. I think it’s time to get my thoughts together in one place, and here it is. Before I start, here’s the video in question; it’s a clip of Morgan Freeman talking about his… Continue reading On Morgan Freeman and “Just stop talking about it.”
Isn’t that “racist”?
The word “racist” has a lot of weight attached to it. It’s the most powerful and descriptive word to address race-based discrimination, oppression, and general bad attitudes and behavior. However, it’s also painful and offensive to people who aren’t racist (or don’t consider themselves racist.) So how can we work around such a weighted term?… Continue reading Isn’t that “racist”?