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Wait a Minute, I thought Jesus Said We Were All Precious

This is Barbara Dawson. She lived in Bristol, Florida, a town about an hour away from us.  Ms. Dawson died yesterday at Calhoun Liberty Hospital in Blountstown, Florida. She was transported there Sunday night by ambulance after complaining of stomach pain.  On Monday morning the attending physician at the community not-for-profit hospital discharged her.  When Ms. Dawson … Continue reading

White People Documentary: Do White People Believe #WhitePrivilege is Real?

MTV recently broadcast a documentary called White People that spoke about white privilege in America. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch the entire documentary here. It runs approximately 40 minutes. I have to say I was impressed with the documentary. As a person who has worked in helping professions throughout my adult life, … Continue reading

My History is Steeped in Racism, and I Didn’t Even Know It

They’re shutting down the high school I attended, and my high school peeps are posting all sorts of nostalgic comments to Facebook of wonderful times shared at a school whose mascot was the Rebel. In high school we sang “Sweet Home Alabama” while smoking pot and drinking beer on the top of Monte Sano Mountain. I … Continue reading

Dreams and Kings and Other Things

I have lived my entire life in the South. I was not quite a year old when the March on Selma took place. I’ve seen Klansmen in their robes riding in the backs of trucks, waving their flags, in broad daylight. I remember a time when white people threw around the N-word without first looking around … Continue reading

What Does Racism Have to do with Animal Exploitation?

OK, so it’s easy to assume that people who look down on people of different ethnic or racial backgrounds also see humans as superior to animals. But can we prove it? In children, no less? Well, turns out, we can. A study conducted by Kimberly Costello and Gordon Hodson of Brock University, Ontario, set out to see if … Continue reading

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