Category Archives: 2011

But what are the fears of liberals?

The passages below are from an article by Robert Jensen in Yes! Magazine, Spring 2010.  Jensen is the author of The Heart of Whiteness:  Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (2005), and, in 2010, of All My Bones Shake:  Seeking … Continue reading

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Building an Anti-Racist Identity

THINKING ABOUT RACE (June 2011)  – Building an anti-racist identity Many religious organizations have begun building “an anti-racist identity.”  Are Friends ready to take this on in earnest?  Here is one story – it is from Pax Christi USA (PCUSA).  … Continue reading

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Don’t take it so personally!

THINKING ABOUT RACE (May 2011)  – Don’t take it so personally! There is a tendency among white Friends, when talking about race, to “take it personally” and to point out the ways in which one, as an individual, is not … Continue reading

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“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander

THINKING ABOUT RACE (April 2011)   According to a carefully researched book by Michelle Alexander, the rates of use and traffic in illegal drugs are roughly equal among white, blacks and Latinos.  Yet by 2004, three-fourths of all persons imprisoned in … Continue reading

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