Think it Doesn’t Happen Here?

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The names and locations have been changed to protect privacy……. So, in a suburb of one of the 100 largest cities in the United States, a dad took his kids to the library. No big deal right? Dad is white. Kids are black.  Adopted.  Teenagers. “Dad, I can’t find my library card!” “We don’t have […]

A Bubble

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I grew up in a bubble. And that’s okay.   It wasn’t my parents fault. It wasn’t my school’s fault. It wasn’t my neighbor’s fault. None of them consciously tried to put my brothers and I in a bubble. But we were.  We lived in a world where everyone, or almost everyone, looked like we […]

A Cry for Significance

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It has been a difficult weekend for many. It’s been a horrible week for many. It’s been a week that will change the lives and families of many forever. I’ve spent a good bit of time this weekend talking to people. White friends and relatives. White friends with adopted black children. Black friends And I’ve […]

Hope–Lost?

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I’ve heard it said that when people resort to violence, it’s because they have lost all hope for a peaceful resolution to their problems. After centuries of fighting in the Middle East, is that why ISIS has gained in popularity among younger generation Muslims? Is that why the statistics are stacked against black young men […]

Why?

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There are no easy answers. Discussion in the car on the way to Bible Study – how can you talk about justice in a world like ours? 2 murders of black men by police in 1 day. 3 black kids in the car, one white kid.   The same world, friends. Yet totally different worlds. […]