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Remembering the Charleston Church Massacre

In memory of the nine people gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015, the Zinn Education Project posted related articles including a history of massacres in the United States, the statement of Bree Newsome, who removed the…

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I, Racist

In his sermon, talking to white people about racism, something that he had previously sworn off doing, John Metta explains the nuances of present day racism. “Racism is the fact that “White” means “normal” and that anything else is different….

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Insanity of racism by Joyce Trotman-Jordan

In her letter to the editor of the Trenton Times (Wednesday, July 15, 2015), Not in Our Town Board member, Joyce Trotman-Jordan reminds us of the terrible outcomes of race hatred and our responsibility in the face of it: “We…

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Violence against Black Churches

Michael Eric Dyson in the New York Times (“Love and Terror in the Black Church,” Sunday, June 21, 2015) and NPR’s Rachel Martin talking to Rev. Charles Watkins in Charleston (“Churches Try To Stay Safe — And Keep Their Open-Door…

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“Can’t Have Nothing” In Response to Charleston Shootings by Derrick Weston Brown

We can’t have nothing. Not our skin. Not our peace. Not our sanctuary. Can’t have nothing. Can’t shop, can’t swim, can’t walk home. Can’t pray. Can’t worship. Can’t have candy. Can’t sit in a car with friends with the windows…

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