Category Archives: racism

Choosing Among Kaepernick, Sherman, Wilson, Newton, Marshall, and Others

By | September 11, 2016

Recently Colin Kaepernick has made a visible attempt to express his own evaluation of his person and his place in American society. Colin Kaepernick is black, and as a black American he is choosing to remain quietly seated or down on one knee when the national flag is displayed at the beginning of football games.… Read More »

Open Community Discussion: Racism and the American Experience

By | September 5, 2016

I’ll be hosting an open community discussion this fall, from September 14th through November 23, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, on the topic of racism in America as it applies to the American church, and more broadly to the American experience. We’ll be using Dr. Drew Hart’s book as the starting point for the discussion.… Read More »

Being John Lewis. And Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. And Even Myself.

By | August 19, 2016

Today, August 19, 2016, I had the great pleasure and extreme privilege to meet the honorable Congressional Representative John Lewis, his digital director Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell when they came to Seattle as part of their book release tour for “March Book 3.” Representative Lewis and Mr. Aydin collaborated on the story and… Read More »

A Discussion About Race: Local Community Discussion in Fall City

By | June 27, 2016

There was an eloquent, impassioned, direct, and informed speech by Jesse Williams the other night at the BET Awards. I’ll quote here: “Peace. Peace. Thank you Debra. Thank you, Nate Parker. Thank you, Harry and Debbie Allen, for participating in that. Before we get into it, I just want to say I brought my parents… Read More »

Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

By | June 4, 2016

Ali was incomprehensible to me at the time. I was alive and aware when he changed his name and religion, and when he spoke against the United States’ foreign policy and wars. It was incomprehensible to me that any American would do anything but support the United States as-is, especially to the point where any… Read More »

America Is a Christian Nation: We Should Have Christian Laws

By | May 15, 2016

I have been hearing this lately with regards to transgender “rights” in American culture. (I put “rights” in quotes because the argument is being made that transgender people don’t have rights; they are somehow granted some special privilege to enjoy some aspects of normalcy, but it’s all provisional and can be taken away at any… Read More »