“Building the Bridge Together” was the aspirational mantra for Accord1, i.e., accord1.wordpress.com, my initial foray into the online communication world. At its inception in 2011, I was trusting in existing systems, highlighting “The Church” to be the mechanism to accomplish this … Continue reading Building Bridges not Walls
The U.S. Census tracks racial housing segregation with the “index of dissimilarity.” The index tracks segregation between two groups by viewing their distribution across neighborhoods in the same city.  Race, although a social construct, has major implications for life … Continue reading Racial Segregation—the Bridge to Nowhere
A Bridge to Where? “I didn’t tell you about my family? I thought I told you about them.”I felt it was a strange question that he was asking. It was our second meeting. The way he asked the question had … Continue reading A Bridge To Where?
As a missionary, I spent 14 summers on Navajo Reservations. These were some of the richest and most memorable experiences of my life. I was fortunate enough to learn of a world that was vastly absent from the history books … Continue reading Shape Shifters
Desegregation was to be a bridge toward equity and equality, alongside other bridges fought for during the Civil Rights movement, but one has to wonder. When lynching, sharecropping, rape, convict-leasing, and releasing police dogs on children didn’t work to stop … Continue reading The Bridge of Racial Reconciliation
Several years ago, we embarked on a vacation visit to family in Maryland and northern Virginia. Afterward, we decided to journey a little farther south to a nearby church conference that we had learned of while with family. Upon our … Continue reading Strange Fruit in Full Disclosure