The Shameful Easter Massacre You Never Heard About

The Shameful Easter Massacre You Never Heard About

A shameful event occurred in Louisiana on Easter Sunday 1873. Four years earlier, a new parish (county) had been formed in north central Louisiana. It was named Grant Parish after the U.S. president, and the small town that served as the parish seat was named Colfax,...
Why Dr. Seuss Cancellations Are Good News

Why Dr. Seuss Cancellations Are Good News

“Cancel culture” has been the subject of many conversations in recent weeks. Grief has been shared about the loss of Dr. Seuss’ work, the honorifics of the Potato Head family and even warnings before offerings on Disney+. This grief seems to come as people look to the...
Racial Reconciliation Must Include Trauma Ministry

Racial Reconciliation Must Include Trauma Ministry

This summer, the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other unarmed Black individuals at the hands of police officers confronted the nation with the undeniable truth about systemic racism. It was no surprise that the news reports, videos and...
How Far Is Too Far?

How Far Is Too Far?

I’m all for being sensitive to other people and trying to avoid unnecessary offense. The trouble with that is knowing where the lines are, and who qualifies as a victim of prejudicial language. Can any racial or ethnic group be stigmatized by stereotypes, or only...