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Black People Can Never Be Respectable Enough (White Discomfort with the words ‘White Supremacy’)

(it looks like I might have to do a thread on respectability politics, so this will fit in somewhere) ok…. since some of y’all are determined to stay willfully ignorant, let’s sta... [read more]

east of midnight

east of midnight

Make Me Wanna Holler, Throw Up Both Of My Hands

Let’s talk about the policing of black bodies, shall we? Late last night, a Tulsa jury found officer Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter in the killing of Terence Crutcher. You can be for... [read more]

east of midnight

east of midnight

If You Just Change The Key, It’s Still The Same Old Song

If you’ve listened to Mark Morrison-Reed’s Minns Lecture, or read “Black Pioneers in a White Denomination”, then you know about the survey (questions were asked about variou... [read more]

east of midnight

east of midnight

Godspeed, Jim Key

News came out a little while ago that UUA Moderator Jim Key is resigning his position due to serious health concerns. I last saw Jim at the UUA Board meeting April 21-22 in Boston. As always, he wa... [read more]

east of midnight

east of midnight

Putting On The Whole Armour Of God

If you are silent about your pain, they will kill you and say you enjoyed it. —Zora Neale Hurston Here’s the brutal truth… After institutional UUism’s ignoring of us here in... [read more]

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east of midnight

Mercy Mercy Me, Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. ” After a number of conversations I’ve had over the pas... [read more]

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east of midnight

What You Have Amnesia Towards Does Not Have Amnesia Towards You

So Rev. Peter Morales decided to speak today; the second of two publicized days for the UU White Supremacy Teach-In. And he seems to be practicing some active disremembering. But what is galling is... [read more]

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east of midnight

I’m With Her…As Long As “Her” Is Susan Frederick-Gray

Susan and I both grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis. This is the shallowest reason that I think Susan should be the next UUA President. And while there are times where I can be both shallow and pr... [read more]

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