The June Theme is The Bridge to Nowhere, or Racial Segregation: The Bridge to Nowhere. Today with all of the efforts toward building bridges of racial reconciliation, a Bridge to Nowhere manifests out of the shadows of America’s long dark history of racial … Continue reading The Bridge to Nowhere, or Racial Segregation: The Bridge to Nowhere.
The only African-American member of our small church died this year. My entire family grieves his loss. When I told my ten-year-old son that Loy had passed away, my son cried out with a pang of sorrow, “But he was … Continue reading The Only Black Person in the Sanctuary
In fact, justice-seeking protests are collective expressions of grief and anger at the callousness of white America. Since European Americans assume grief is to be done in private, many totally twisted the expression of grief in the streets with old stereotypes used to marginalize the legitimate anger of Black folks. Continue reading Church Segregation: A White Supremacist Tradition
Randall Balmer said, “One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists, emerged as a political movement in response to the U. S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. Continue reading The Immoral Majority: The Segregationist Roots of the Religious Right
“Strange Fruit” was a controversial song about lynching, recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. The lyrics were from a poem by Meeropol. Going to deeper focus beyond the song itself is the acquiescence of a backdrop for what lynching represents. After … Continue reading The Three-Fifths Magazine Theme for May is Strange Fruit.
By Carl McRoy Legendary boxing champ, “Iron” Mike Tyson, recently launched a new brand of snacks. “Mike Bites” are earlobe-shaped marijuana edibles with a bite missing from the ear –a painfully obvious reference to when he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear … Continue reading Mike Bites Strange Fruit