Browsing All posts tagged under »Racism«

The Unity We Don’t See

February 23, 2019


Today, unity is an elusive concept, it would seem. Politically, racially, nationally and world wide, the trend of the moment is to define ourselves in narrower and narrower bands. And there’s a logic to that. Cable television figured this out decades ago. Two hundred channels give far more scope for personal taste and expression than […]

Chasing Confederate Ghosts

September 18, 2017


Fort Hood, Texas has come under fire as neighbors differ on that Army post honoring a Confederate general. Riakos Adams of the Killeen, Texas NAACP, has decided that the name attached to Fort Hood “doesn’t make any sense.” General John Bell Hood led his Confederate soldiers into battle at Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and […]

Confederate Monuments Should Remain

August 21, 2017


The controversy and violence surrounding Confederate monuments has been ethically challenging, but I think they should remain. Over the centuries monuments have been destroyed. At the ancient Mayan ruins in Central America are monuments of their rulers defaced and destroyed during the tumultuous fall of that civilization. The Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten similarly defaced and destroyed […]