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Exorcising Racial Demons: Part II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><I>So what do we do, my friends, in the face of our undeniably incongruent histories-which give us reason to forever suspect one another, a reason dramatically subverted by the call to embrace o ...

How Wrong Was Rev. Wright?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On a Sunday when Americans flooded houses of worship seeking words of comfort, hope, and healing, Rev. On a Sunday when Americans flooded houses of worship seeking wo ...

Exorcising Racial Demons: Part I
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>If properly understood, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/castingstones/2008/03/text-of-obamas-faith-and-race.html?bt=polmashup">Senator Barack Obama's remarks</A> yesterda ...

Healing the Wounds of Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>It has simmered throughout this campaign, and now race has exploded into the center of the media debate about the presidential race. It has simmered throughout this c ...

Why America Needs the Uncensored Prophetic Voice of the Black Church
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The media frenzy over the remarks of Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, raise critical challenge to the prophetic role and voice of the black church. ...

Putting Rev. Wright's Preaching in Perspective
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The current media flap over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's former pastor, strikes me as nothing short of strange. The current media flap over the Rev. ...

MLK and Identity Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The 40th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination - April 4, 1968 - will soon be upon us. As I remember Dr. King against the backdrop of this 2008 presidential elec ...

Brothers and Sisters at the Borders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the past year, political expediency, xenophobia, and extremism defeated reason, compromise, and reconciliation in the immigration debate. The level of animosity directed towards the immigr ...

A Mosaic Revival: High-Definition Election 2008 Part II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This is part two of <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/election-2008-in-highdefinitio.html">my reflections concerning Election 2008</a> and Generation X, Y, ...

Sorry Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Wh ...

Australia Says Sorry: "This is history, unna?"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Black and white, we waited like I had waited in the mosh pit for Rage Against the Machine two weeks earlier. Yet the main feature on this day, a day that so many had been waiting for, working ...

Election 2008 in High-Definition: Beyond Black and White
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Without question the 2008 election is a historic time. Much has been said about the momentous nature of this presidential election. A woman, an African American, and a Latino were all trying ...

I'm an Idiot
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>Lately I keep wishing I was somebody else. Somebody different. Somebody better than me. </P> Lately I keep wishing I was somebody else. Somebody different. Some ...

Who's Not Ready for Minority Leadership?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>A pastor of a large metropolitan church once sought me out for some advice. A pastor of a large metropolitan church once sought me out for some advice. He was told by ...

Mosaics: The New Multicultural Conspirators
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/the-new-conspirators-by-tom-si.html">Last week</A> I shared a snapshot of the new monastics. This week I will look at the ...

Young, Brown, and Weird
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Schools in the U.S. Schools in the U.S. have been resegregating themselves at a fast clip for the past 15 years or so, and the racial demographics of some districts a ...

Interview with John Sayles on Religion, Race, and Rock and Roll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Recently, I had the opportunity to interview John Sayles about his movie <A href="http://honeydripper-movie.com/">Honeydripper</A>, a multilayered and complex account of ...

Listening to MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/mlks-unfinished-revolution-by.html">Mary Nelson just posted on MLK's Riverside speech</A>, but I have some r ...

MLK's Unfinished Revolution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Martin Luther King's <A href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm">sermon at Riverside Church</A> linked the devastating Vietnam war to the s ...

A Nation of Jenas
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan How God's Word empowers us to fight racism. Seven guards, one nurse, and a 14-year-old bo ...

Flooding Jena with Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Thousands of protesters marched through Jena, Louisiana, on Sept. Thousands of protesters march ...

Diversity as Christian Practice-Not Just a Church Program
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>A week before Thanksgiving, I spoke in Lake Tahoe for the clergy convocation of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church, a sprawling geography that comprises a wide array ...

Race and the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>New studies managed by the Pew Charitable Trusts show us how far the country still needs to go in achieving economic equality. New studies managed by the Pew Charitab ...

Jena is America
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Today, Sept. 20, over 10,000 people will converge on Jena, Louisiana, to call for justice for the "Jena 6." Thousands more will hold vigils in cities across America. As <a href=& ...

Brownfields Forever
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez The United Church of Christ has been on the forefront ...

I Hate It When All You Can Do Is Pray
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<P>I'm not friendly with the white-shirted drug dealers who work the corners near my house yet, but at least they acknowledge me as a neighbor now, instead of looking me over as a prospective buyer ...

Remembering Damu Smith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Damu Smith, 54, founder of Black Voices for Peace and executive director of the National Black Environmental Justice Net ...

Agents of Change
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Members and associates of Holy Family Catholic Church in Natchez, the first African-American parish in Mississippi, pl ...

Can Buy Me Love?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ivy George The First World becomes a one-way destination point for children from the global South. As an India ...

Not Drunk, Just Not Sober
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth At its best the church is an "innocence project" for ourselves and others. Sometimes we ...

The Faces Of Islam
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Laurna Strikwerda What does it mean to be female, Muslim, and American? “It’s hard for most people to underst ...

Public Radio's New Jeans
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The 'Triple-A' music format comes with a nice fit, but only for a few. All radio ...

On-Screen Blind Spots
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donovan Jacobs Hollywood shows little respect for working-class and poor people. In less than five years—the t ...

Dirty Laundry Gets Airing
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Deanna Wylie Mayer The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission held three public hearings between July and October last year to lo ...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:32am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Atlanta’s city ...

Cultural Collisions
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Craig Detweiler Participating in the Divine Participating in the Divine Race relatio ...

It's the Sprawl, Y'all
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 10:20am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Why suburbs-on-steroids are wearing out their welcome. The Hunters Brooke subdivi ...

The Tupelo Miracle
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum How faith and a newspaper transformed a Mississippi community. Increasingl ...

Color Lines and Party Lines
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Race and politics in 2004. Race Race - as a question of black ...

Still Separate, Still Unequal
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:28am | Type: Magazine Article

David Hilfiker 50 years after Brown, segregation remains in force. On May 17, On M ...

A Dream Still Deferred
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Brian Bolton Untitled Normal Page "State of the Dream 2004: Enduring Dispariti ...

Creating New Wineskins
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

J. Daryl Byler While many in the U.S. civil rights movement were busy integrating lunch counters, others took on an even tougher challeng ...

City Songs
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 8:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Bellinger Cornel West is nothing if not prolific. Cornel West is nothing if not prolific. Professor of ...

Going Forth From Egypt
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Lloyd Wolf A remarkable program for black and Jewish teen-agers goes a long way toward busting stereotypes and fostering reconciliation. ...

Flagging Racial Progress
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Mississippi votes to keep the 'Stars and Bars.' As the world knows by now, on A ...

How I Changed My Mind
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob McLalan A conservative Republican makes the case for reparations for African Americans. I recently heard a ...

Honkey Payback
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Honky, by Yale sociologist Dalton Conley, is a memoir of growing up during the 1970s and 1980s in the projects of ...

Is That Racism on Your Shoe?
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Rice A straight-shooting white friend once commented that whenever blacks and whites are together it's like there's a &qu ...

Knock, Knock. Who's There.
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Census 2000 and a changing America. Every culture has rituals and devices for telling its pe ...

Who Deserves a Second Chance?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Bellinger Ed Koch and Al Sharpton find common cause. In February 1999, I was present as my father and ot ...