Biblical truth asserts the value of all people and leaves no room for racism, making the Bible's marching orders to Christians in America clear: get serious about healing the wounds of racism.
The fact that the majority of modern Jewish emigration came from Central and Eastern Europe created the mistaken perception in America that Jews are only white. We feared that Jonah would be forced to choose between his racial and religious identities.
If we, as a Nation, are to continue to perfect this Union for next generations, engaging in open, honest discourse about our biases when they surface is paramount. Denial, dismissive, dispassionate and derisive behavior will only reproduce the disharmony and discrimination we are witnessing and mistakenly deem them as random occurrences.
The law, the law, the law -- yes, jurors are instructed to adhere to the law. For on July 17, 2013, as former President Jimmy Carter had said, "It's n...
What makes this (unsurprising and frustrating) conflation particularly odd is that this conversation is being had without young Black men being present in the room.
The obvious point is that to call Zimmerman a serial racial profiler and that Martin was another victim of his penchant for profiling is crass race baiting. That's the wrong debate.
The face to fear is not going to wear a label to the untrained eye (though it may be discernible to trained law enforcement officials). The normal looking kid may turn out to be truly dangerous while the "different looking" person may be completely harmless.
The president's view, although unpopular in the eyes of many of his white conservatives colleagues, reminded people that racism is not a relic of our 400-year-old violent past, but instead, represents reality for substantial numbers of blacks who are frustrated and disillusioned.
If and when The World spends too much time and energy contemplating a person who demonstrates a heartbreakingly ignorant, rude, and ahistoric worldview to a politically Conscious Person who gives a damn about correcting The World's tragic mistake.
When it comes to civil lawsuits under Title 42 of the civil rights act of 1982, the police have broad immunity from "harassment, distraction, and liability when they perform their duties reasonably." But when it comes to criminal charges, no such blanket immunity exists.
Be of service at this time. Connect with the children in your life. We cannot take for granted the time to engage with our young boys on taking positive action to mitigate how the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial may shape their life experiences.
A key question persists in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal on charges of homicide: To what extent did race play a role in the death of Trayvon Martin?
We need to admit that there are vestigial habits malingering from our history of human slavery. We need to recognize that such habits do not make their perpetrators evil, but that those habits must be brought into the daylight and gradually eradicated.
There are no bystanders at the Aspen Leaders Action Forum. The small group, text-based seminars are designed specifically to draw personal, real-life responses from the global leaders who attend.
It's simply amazing how many on the right who never cared about 'Black issues,' or the fact that our youth are facing unequal access to education, jobs, housing and higher rates of incarceration, now suddenly want to act as if they are so concerned about what's going on with us.
We've been too busy celebrating the "shouting churches" to hear the voices of Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Carter G. Woodson, Howard Thurman, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Langston Hughes crying in the wilderness. They all longed for a better world and for a better church to serve it.