Holding White People Accountable

Holding White People Accountable

  I received a wonderful gift this Holiday season. The gift of time. Time to read, to ponder, to reflect and to repent. One of my final posts of 2015, was challenged by my friend Chris Burton on Facebook.  In short, Chris described the post as white-centered and...

Why White People Don’t Speak Up

Why White People Don’t Speak Up

Over the past decade, I have been in numerous intentional race dialogs – some helpful, some harmful to the goal of true understanding and honest exchange. The most helpful has been Racial Equity Institute.  It was a conversation that was facilitated by persons of both...

The Flip Side: Hope Restored

The Flip Side: Hope Restored

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post titled, “Baltimore in our Backyard.”   It was a reflection on a very difficult conversation I had with youth from one of the housing complexes we are working with this summer. In that post, I shared the negative attitude I encountered...

Baltimore in Our Backyard

Baltimore in Our Backyard

The images of smoldering buildings, cars in flames, mobs of angry youth and rampant looting of businesses right here in our own country shocked our nation. Some see these images and label the mobs as thugs, opportunists, or a lost generation.  Some count the cost of...

Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

As an African American woman who was raised in Richmond, Virginia, Sadie has endured a multitude of experiences of overt racism.  As a little girl she remembers crosses burning in the white community on the hill overlooking her black neighborhood of Fulton Bottom. ...