Monthly Archives: March 2012

Are We Post-Racial?

Are we a post-racial society? Back in 2008, during the past presidential election, a theme among those supporting President Obama was that with his ascension to the White House would come the fall of racism in our society. After his … Continue reading

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A Follow Up on Trayvon Martin

More “facts” are coming out about the Trayvon Martin case and Trayvon Martin himself. It amazes me how many people who questioned the first reports given by the media because the media cannot be trusted have all of the sudden … Continue reading

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My Take on Trayvon Martin

Over the last 10 years I have taught sociology on and off at Nashville State Community College (NSCC) in Nashville, Tennessee. The majority of students at NSCC are African-American. I guess, over the years I have had at least 1,000 … Continue reading

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The Government Does Have a Role

I will readily admit my background and training in social justice issues is weak. I was brought up during a time when most things considered “justice” was considered “liberal.” I was trained that the “social gospel” was really no gospel … Continue reading

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When a System Demands Our Allegiance Away from Christ

I read this article this morning on and thought it was interesting. I would be very interested in what you think. _______________________________________________ When I am faced with dishonesty and fraud on a systemic scale, I ask my questions of … Continue reading

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“Don’t Do the Crime…”

“Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” I agree with the tenor of that saying, but I wonder,  If a person does the crime and the time then why after he/she has done the time do they … Continue reading

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Mercy and Justice

I have been reading a lot of books lately about justice and community development and how to best make a difference. Right now I am reading a book called, Toxic Charity. It seems that most of the books I have … Continue reading

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