Opening Blind Eyes to Reclaim Our World

Opening Blind Eyes to Reclaim Our World

It is someone else’s problem, not ours. That’s how many of us white people have felt if we haven’t seen racial injustice up close and personal. It hasn’t been completely real or relevant. No longer. I live in Louisville, Kentucky, where in May, amid news of Ahmaud...
Isn’t it Time to Purge Those Old Habits?

Isn’t it Time to Purge Those Old Habits?

Spitting, licking fingers and high-fiving. These common practices will have to be curbed significantly by Major League Baseball players in the name of public health as their abbreviated season begins. This is demanding work because habits, by definition, are hard to...
Confederate Statues Laud Wrong View of History

Confederate Statues Laud Wrong View of History

Charlottesville, Virginia, was buzzing in 2017 with talk about the possibility of removing Confederate monuments in the city. At first, I was ambivalent. On the one hand, I had no interest in valorizing Confederate heroes like Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall”...
The Truth Tom Cotton Can’t Handle About Slavery

The Truth Tom Cotton Can’t Handle About Slavery

Slavery “was the necessary evil upon which the union was built,” U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said in a recent interview. The July 26, 2020, issue of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper contains an article based on that interview written by that paper’s Washington, DC,...