John Edgar Wideman counters the official record of Emmett Till’s father with a more empathetic version.
I am a black man, and will always be so. Therefore, when I move about in the United States people first see my blackness and not my education. This means ongoing vulnerability because my blackness still is interpreted as criminal through a racialized lens.
There is a danger in responding to a film like Hidden Figures by congratulating ourselves on how far we’ve come.
Leonard Pitts's story is so compelling that you barely notice how much you're learning.
White Christians have an obligation to face white nationalism head-on.
I was able to sit and have a brief conversation with him about racism, a whitened Jesus, and the reign of God. I thought you might appreciate the conversation as well. Let me know what you think.
Some riots protest injustice. Others perpetuate it.
As we make laws and try to adjudicate justice, we often lose sight of the human faces affected.
We can no longer pretend that the scales of justice in America are fair and balanced.