My Black children have different rules than the ones I had growing up as a white child. They can’t play with toy guns. Tamir Rice was only twelve years old when the police in Cleveland rolled up and shot and killed him. The police fired their guns before their vehicle had even come to a … Continue reading Raising Black Daughters in a Mixed Family as we March with “Black Lives Matter”
White people love to think of ourselves as Nice. This is especially true of a certain brand of white people, many of us middle class and hailing from the Midwest. We pat ourselves on the back with pride for being [Your State Here] Nice. Where I grew up, in a state that is about 94% … Continue reading Protests Are Not Supposed to be “Nice and Quiet”
Memorize scripture as resistance. Refuse to surrender it to the literalists who use it as a death-dealing force. Memorize scripture to reclaim it as Good News, as something life-giving.