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Words Do Matter, Mr. President

"When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice". So said President Donald Trump in his inauguration address back in January. As I analyzed his speech in a blog from January 20th, I wrote these words: I hope we hear more of this from our new president. Trump's message of restoring [...]

By |2017-08-16T14:03:15-07:00August 16th, 2017|Culture, Politics, Racism|Comments Off on Words Do Matter, Mr. President

Colorblind? Are You Sure Of That?

A few years ago in researching my new novel “Sparrow” a story about a small country church that fights a white supremacist group in its community, I read a few books by some black authors because I wanted to accurately listen to their heart and voice. I was humbled by what I read. One of [...]

By |2017-05-20T18:37:09-07:00January 19th, 2017|Culture, Racism|1 Comment

Tale Of Two Cities

Tulsa. Charlotte. Two police shootings. Two deaths. Two black victims. Yet Charlotte exploded in violent riots – echoing Baltimore and Ferguson, while Tulsa simmered but did not boil over. What was difference between the two cities? A LA Times article credits two things: engagement of the Tulsa clergy and transparency of city leaders. “In Tulsa, [...]

By |2020-06-03T19:05:24-07:00October 2nd, 2016|Culture, Racism|Comments Off on Tale Of Two Cities