Category Archives: Prejudice

Why Charleston Did Not Become Ferguson (or Baltimore)

Over the last year or so, we have seen several incidents where unarmed black persons have been killed by white persons.  In several of them, this has resulted in widespread chaos, riots and violence.  The deranged white man who perpetrated … Continue reading

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Selma +50

Fifty years ago, I was a 16-year-old high school junior in a small town in west-central Minnesota.  I had a passing acquaintance with the news of the world, but did not pay much attention to it.  I knew that there … Continue reading

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Monochrome Worship

In the late 1970’s I was the evening DJ on a Christian radio station (WNDA) in Huntsville, Alabama.  Among my regular listeners were two eighth grade girls (Donna and Teresa) who would call me regularly.  They both attended the same church … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry

Several things this week have kept me thinking about diversity in this country.  When I was in high school chorus we sang a song based on the poem “Colossus” by Edna Lazarus that is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.  It talks … Continue reading

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Unintended Lessons

In this week after Easter, I am reprinting a column that appeared in the Huntsville Times two years ago.  I believe it is just as relevent today.  As I was walking down the hallway that led from my office to … Continue reading

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