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Racial Healing

Let Us Heal

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

The acts of violence that have unfolded over the last week have been seen and felt almost instantly all over the world because of the advances in technology. Meanwhile, after decades, or dare I say centuries, of similar hate-driven mass killings and violence, we have not learned how to embrace the fragility and the sacredness of life or our precious relationships with one another. Healing is required.

Breaking Down Beliefs of Racial Hierarchy

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination. African Americans were no longer barred from certai...

Can We Talk? Some Tough Love Steps to Ending Racism in Our Time

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Ultimately, this is the first important step on the way toward ending racism: recognizing that every person born of any race or background is created in the image and divinity of God, and their lives matter to God and must matter to me.

Racial Healing, Scandal and Popular Culture

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

In the past two years, some of our nation's most influential movies and television shows have dealt with racism and bias. This has all been accompanied by a drumbeat crescendo of news and analysis that goes beyond specific incidents to examine the roots of these issues and the trends that reinforce them.

The Significance of the March on Washington

Michael Wenger | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Wenger

I am blessed to have been among thousands of white college students who participated in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Reclaiming the Narrative About Race

Michael Wenger | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Wenger

In his powerful and deeply personal reaction to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, President Obama sought to reclaim the narrative about race. Yet, less than two weeks after his remarks, issues of racial injustice seem once again to be fading in the rear view mirror.