race relations

Take Down That Flag

A friend just posed a question on social media, asking for views on the Confederate flag. As a foreigner but long-time US resident I view the flag as completely abhorrent; mostly because when a group of people consistently tell me that their blood has been shed both historically and in the present in the name […]

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When All Trust is Gone: Seeing Color in America

Since coming back from Mozambique a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been asked over and over, “How was it?” It’s a question I’ve never known how to answer because you simply can’t parse complex experiences, people and their stories into a quick sentence. I landed on a mantra of “it was amazing and complicated and depressing and inspiring […]

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