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The ability of the Charlestonians and the affected family members to so readily forgive their perpetrator is not an indication of an apathetic people, nor does it signal the ease with which one is able to forgive. Rather, it is a manifestation of how strong their faith really is.
Roxane Gay recently wrote a blistering column for the New York Times about indicted mass murderer Dylann Roof in which she declared unequivocally that she couldn't forgive him though other people have.
A strong TSCA bill will ensure that politicians don't have to apologize to the next generation. For lawmakers, then, courage is an insurance policy against regret. I hope Congress can invoke the courage that so many others have displayed this summer.
Think that if he were alive today, General Nathan Bedford Forrest would embrace Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine blacks in a Charleston Church who hoped to start a race war? Think again.
Whether it's literature or some other key that opens the door, it's important that school communities explicitly reflect on our readiness to offer these children, and all children, the opportunities for moral development and moral leadership that our nation needs.
There is no magic formula to annihilate racism. Acknowledging we may have regurgitated hateful, flimsy terms that don't necessarily reflect what's in our true hearts is a start.
In the fuzzy arithmetic of their moral equivocation, flag pins matter, firearms matter, border patrols matter, but black and brown lives don't matter unless they can be leveraged for some self-serving political purpose
Gov. Bentley probably wanted to have a legislature vote but wouldn't get much support from the conservative politicians. Some say, "Let's vote on the Confederate flag," but given the failure of prior referendums and the angst from the state debate over that issue, Bentley reasoned that it just wasn't going to work in Alabama.
"Hey Shelby, this is Officer Davis at Kings Mountain," Shane Davis can be heard saying on one of the released 911 calls. "I
Both political parties seized the opportunity to talk about how the love and generosity of the American people will conquer hate and intolerance. But still, neither party is talking about race in any real way. For both parties, playing ostrich to race and guns has solved nothing.