Interfaith dialogue is not an end-all and it will have issues of its own, but if anything can Make America Great Again, it will be the recognition that our citizens – Muslim, Native, Atheist, Christian, you name it – all already have greatness to share. To disregard or ban or dehumanize a person that has greatness to give, is to become less great. So I’m getting back in the conversation. I’m not going to turn my anger into a passionate conversation with my neighbors. All of them.
So Happy Black History month. Maybe we will actually recognize the multifaceted history of this country. Maybe my she-roes and heroes that were an integral part of my formation will become known by others.
Flint, Michigan, a city once known for its automotive manufacturing prowess, is now suffering from the lingering effects of its industrial history and present day environmental neglect (racism). In a city where 60% of the population is now Black or African-American, economic hardship and violence in Flint have become commonplace since the glory days of old, but […]
The administration in Mound, like the one in Arizona, has reprimanded the students. The students and teachers at the district will likely receive sensitivity training. That will hopefully help. But, what will continue to plague us as a nation is that “do nothing” racism persists because we refuse to acknowledge how deeply racism is embedded in our consciousnes
Per @elizabethlgr and inspired by #realacademicbios. Hello #realclergybios “I have 2 Masters degrees but still not sure what I believe.” — Mihee Kim-Kort (@miheekimkort) January 29, 2016 My conversations with colleagues and would-be colleagues keep going back to why we do what we do – what sustains us, what roots us, what keeps us showing […]
The unfortunate truth I came to was: when the conditions are wrong, depression will set in. So I might as well plan for it. So I tried to made a realistic plan to get my emotional car out of the ditch before I ran out of gas. And then my friends and I did our damnedest to stick to it. Then something changed. I didn’t cure my depression, but my depression started to feel less like a tornado, and more like getting the flu. It still sucked but I didn’t feel like I was falling to my death.