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Jeff's Blog_9.26

TAKE A KNEE

It seems to me we are too easily divided and incredibly naïve. I’m saddened when I see people I love and respect spew hate and derision towards others simply because they have failed to listen and are carried off by sound bites meant to coax toward a bias. The woman […]

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When Both Sides Aren’t to Blame

One daughter burps, the other overreacts with “Gross! You’re sick!,” then the conversation escalates into an all-out cat fight. These scenarios unfold daily in the world where objectivity can look back and see how both sides are to blame. Both escalated the interaction. Both shared in the offense. There are, […]

White Consent

What is White Supremacy?

What is White Supremacy? And, when will we stop being shocked that it exists and that we allow it? The origin story of Pilgrims fleeing persecution is only a part of the beautiful mythology of our nation’s history. It also involves Western Europeans who viewed the inhabitants of the land […]

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What I’ve Been Missing

I’ve been listening in on a forum for about a year now, where people of color articulate their experience and perspective and white individuals like myself listen, learn, and inquire for understanding. Current events have given me insight and helped me to see things that are easily missed and dismissed. […]

MLK

MLK

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr Day. Some marched while others simply enjoyed a holiday. The fine folks in Biloxi declared it “Great Americans Day” in a slight to the Civil Rights leader who laid down his life. The great tragedy is that we are still divided in this Country. […]