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It’s Not Just #blacklivesmatter, #blackbodiesmatter Too

Let’s take a look at the most recent high-profile police-black men encounters: After he was chokeholded, there seemed to be no urgency in the response from either the officers on the scene or from the

1 week ago

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UUs, Do Me A Favor….Stop Quoting Martin Luther King Jr.

I get it. I really do. King has been neutered to the point that he’s palatable to most white audiences. But…in all honesty…another last thing I want/need is to hear white people telling me that nonvio

2 weeks ago

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This Slow Genocide (#MikeBrown, #TamirRice, and #AkaiGurley)

The following is a reflection that I gave yesterday at First Unitarian-St. Louis: Around 11:15 p.m. on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, Akai Gurley and a female friend decided to take the stairs when

2 weeks ago

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The Thought of the Moment

Imagine the scenario in which a black man is seen by six witnesses killing an unarmed white teenager & isn't arrested or seen 90 days later — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 6, 2014 Filed under: Unca

11/06/2014 02:41:42 PM

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Why Do the Baptists Show Up and Liberal Religionists Don’t?…or…This Is Not About Polity (#FergusonOctober)

Elz Curtiss asks me if part of my agitation is polity related. Her point to me was: It would be helpful to know what you are looking for when you bemoan the anti-racism silence of UU officialdom. The

10/16/2014 06:45:17 PM

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