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  • White Privilege Illustrated: The HOLC Maps

    Far too  many times, I hear White people say White Privilege is a myth or a creation of the Left. But there are ways to VISUALIZE it…to illustrate it…show show its pernicious effects beyond shadow of dout. Exhibit A: The HOLC Maps. This is a long blog. I can’t apologize for that, because you need to understand the history before we get to the punchline. The blog ends with a personal admissions, which move toward my goal in all of this: To invite White [...] Read More »

  • Juneteenth and the “Power of Power”

    Two thousand Federal troops. I keep coming back to that number. That’s the number of Union soldiers that accompanied General Gordon Granger into Galveston on the day Juneteenth was proclaimed in 1865. We White people barely understand Juneteenth to begin with, and what we do understand is often whitewashed. Yes, General Granger read that proclamation on the streets of Galveston, Texas. And, yes, that set off a celebration that is commemorated among African-Americans to this day. But, my dear White Siblings, I would invite you and [...] Read More »

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Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?