… is an attribute of blackness.
That is to say, in any given setting, if perhaps 20% of white people would display willful defiance, perhaps 30% of blacks would. The actual differences in proportion are probably much greater.
We will examine first the evidence that this is so, and then consider the ramifications for black prosperity.
I do intend the evidence to be exhausting.
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1As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.”
The disciples want to place blame. Their posture can be referred to as fault-finding, judgment and condemnation. Jesus calls attention to the opportunity to heal, to do good, to make a beginning.
Continue reading A place to begin
I don’t like Elder Conrad.
At the shelter, they compel us to attend chapel every night. A different group presents each night, following a monthly rotation. Elder Conrad and his group come the second Sunday of each month. In nigh on four years, he’s never said a single thing I felt merited attention.
There is one exception.
Continue reading “Son”
When the police finally removed my ex from my apartment …
Continue reading The Royal Farms story
May incorporate this into the chapter “Sacrifice” of TWOP:
Continue reading No good deed goes unpunished.
A Friend on FaceBook has asked this question several times in recent weeks. I am writing this specifically for that person. Mainly, I will merely reiterate things I’ve said before on this blog; whereas that person doesn’t normally read this blog.
This could get quite long, and I’ve given myself a deadline, so I’m striving to put the most important information first.
If I try to take seriously all the conflicting claims made by different sides in different debates, I wind up being so confused I question my own sanity. What to do?
Continue reading Who or what can we believe?