Tag Archives: Race Relations

What Killed Michael Brown?

Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, on August 9, 2014. He was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown was black. Darren Wilson is white. The shooting led to widespread protests, some … Continue reading

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Proposition 16

This post is about California’s Proposition 16 of 2020. (Background information about California’s ballot proposition process may be found here.) Proposition 16 of 2020 (which failed) sought to undo Proposition 209 of 1996 (which passed), so let’s first examine that … Continue reading

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Great Awakenings

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld wrote the following in the Wall Street Journal on April 15, 2021: American religious history produced four Great Awakenings—and now American business is sparking a fifth spiritual awakening. Source: CEOs Lead America’s New Great Awakening Professor Sonnenfeld is … Continue reading

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Movie Recommendation

This is a good time of year for watching movies. My movie recommendation for 2020 is Hamilton: An American Musical. What a year this has been! Impeachment, covid, lockdowns, George Floyd riots, the 2020 election. Hamilton is an important story … Continue reading

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Memorial to Secoriea Turner

This post is a memorial to Secoriea Turner. It is my personal Black Lives Matter protest. Secoriea’s life mattered. Secoriea Turner was eight years old when she was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 4. She was riding in a … Continue reading

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Matters of Race and Class

Since the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, we have seen nationwide protests, riots, and calls for change centered on racial issues. There are rallies and discussions in my town of Cambridge, Vermont. In that context, consider … Continue reading

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A Path to Racial Reconciliation?

Several local churches are sponsoring the following online discussions about race relations this summer: Summer Forum Series: Is There a Path to Racial Reconciliation? The first event was today and the two guest speakers were Vermont Senator Randy Brock and … Continue reading

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Hamilton: An American Musical

The tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has shocked our country. It has led to nationwide protests, riots, and calls for change. Where do we go from here? I … Continue reading

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