Friday, June 26, 2015

Week in review

There's been lots of talk this week about Charleston, racism, the Confederate flag, white supremacy, gun control, etc etc etc. Maybe you're tired of it but I'm not. Let's keep talking

I have faith the talking will lead to doing. Because we, together as one people, have a lot of work to do.  

Have a contemplative weekend.

love, -j.


Everyone loves to talk about blackness; but what does it mean to be white? (The New York Times)

Scandal's Papa Pope on the Confederate flag, "You cried yourself to sleep because Lincoln hurt your feelings."  (Comedy Central) 

Emanuel AME Church holds its first Bible study, one week after the massacre. (NPR)

President Obama eulogizes pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney.   

YouTube blogger and activist Laci Green on institutionalized racism

The white-supremacist group that inspired a racist manifesto. (The Atlantic) 

The Atlantic slave trade in two minutes. (Slate)

Know your history: the facts behind the Confederate flag. (The Young Turks)

Barry Blitt on his June 29 cover for The New Yorker. (The New Yorker)

Charleston residents showing us a that picture is worth a thousand words. (Twitter)

State rep. William Chumley is completely out of touch -- and now he's implying the victims of the Charleston massacre should have been armed. Unbelievable. (CNN)

The Robert E. Lee problem. (The New York Times)

Photo by Dan Budnik/Contact Press Images via NYT.