Symbols, Actions and American Racism

In 1979, I was 10 years old and in fifth grade.  One of my favorite television shows during that time and well into the 80s, was the Dukes of Hazzard.  Being a car guy even then, I was fascinated by the bright orange 1969 Dodge Charger driving through the Georgia backwoods. It didn't hurt that... Continue Reading →

It’s Been a Privilege

There is one word that has been batted around lately that I would like to see being used less.  That word is "privilege." Actually, what I want to see used less is a more specific application of privilege.  It has been used in issues dealing with race to talk about the invisible ways that whites... Continue Reading →

The Prime Directive Meets Syria

In the fictional universe of "Star Trek," there is a policy that all members of Starfleet must follow: the Prime Directive.  The policy basically states that Starfleet can't intervene in the internal affairs of alien civilizations.  Not surprisingly, when the policy faces real life situations, there are arguments for and against  following the Prime Directive. ... Continue Reading →

Grace and Race

I sure loves me some Maria Dixon. Dixon is a Methodist minister and decided to share he thoughts about the whole Paula Deen affair and decided to take Progressive Christians to task for their selective grace: When it comes to discussing race, progressives have little tolerance for intolerance–past or present. We throw labels around as... Continue Reading →

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