The Past is Always Present: How Jim Crow Helped Shape My Life

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun There is a lot of resistance to the idea that we should tell the truth about the racism embedded in our nation’s history. Part of that resistance is motivated by a desire to deny the power of racism today. Just […]

The (literal) Idolotry of White Supremacy: A Golden Calf for our Time

I read a couple of books this weekend, spent a little time online, watched a bit of TV, and went on a walk with my wife.  Except for the walk, there was definitely a common thread.  Some excerpts . . . From Zach Beauchamp, in Vox:   “The Golden Calf is one of the most […]