The Too-Small World of a Good White Person

By: Jeanne Cameron (Guest sermon delivered at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, Syracuse, NY, May 26, 2019) Good morning. I’d like to begin with a brief meditation on history written by the remarkable James Baldwin – History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read.  And it does not … Continue reading The Too-Small World of a Good White Person

Fly on the Wall: LaToya Part 2

By: Adam Sutton The case against [Dawnta] Harris hinged on whether jurors believed the boy burglarized two homes with his friends before running over the officer. Prosecutors charged him as an adult with “felony murder,” meaning a felony crime in which a death is foreseeable — for example, when a burglar breaks into a home, … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: LaToya Part 2

“Justice”

By: Joe Pettit Racial justice will never happen unless enough white people demand itThere will never be enough white people demanding racial justiceRacial justice will never happen“Justice” must be endured and survived by black (and other non-white) people“Justice” is exploited by wildly hypocritical white people As a white person hoping to live with a modicum … Continue reading “Justice”

White Privilege?

By: Kristi Rizzo What is a privilege?  A privilege is an advantage.  Do white people have an advantage JUST because they are white?  I never used to think so.  My mind was changed a few years ago.  While riding in the car after a sporting event, my then-5-year-old son boldly stated, “I wish I was … Continue reading White Privilege?

Country Music is Dangerous…Right?

By: Todd A couple years ago, I was on vacation with a buddy and his family.  It was him and I in the front seats of the rental car, 2 or 3 of our 4 kids in the back.  Some vapid, self-important pop song was playing on the radio.  The lyrics became inappropriate on some … Continue reading Country Music is Dangerous…Right?

Speeding While White: In Memory of Philando Castile

By: Jeanne Cameron I’m driving west on NY-28 through the scenic Hudson Valley.  It’s been a long day, and three hours still separate my passengers and me from home. Near the crest of a hill, a state trooper car comes into view heading east.  I slam on my breaks as it passes and glance at … Continue reading Speeding While White: In Memory of Philando Castile

Fly on the Wall: LaToya

By: Adam Sutton “Has anyone figured out why I assigned these books for your reading project?” Mrs. Snell asks the class.  Several hands pop up immediately.  “Because the stories all have kids in them.  Kids like our age kinda,” says LaToya. Sharon pipes up saying, “They are about history, and you teach us history.” Melvin … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: LaToya