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White People | Reflections

February 4, 2018


MTV’s documentary, White People [2015] by Jose Antonio Vargas. Wikipedia page;; The Trouble With “White People” by Hua Hsu, The New Yorker; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White People Gets It Right About Being White, Time; White People 101 by Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic. You can read several reviews from the above links that are quite insightful. Below are some aspects worth […]

TED | Angélica Dass: The beauty of human skin in every color

December 3, 2017


It has been 128 years since the last country in the world abolished slavery and 53 years since Martin Luther King pronounced his “I Have A Dream” speech. But we still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a first impression, but a lasting one that remains. 00:42 I was born in a family full […]

Accidental Courtesy | Reflections

August 18, 2017


Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and int he total of these acts will be written the history of [each] generation. – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Cape Town, South Africa 1966 Accidental Courtesy, 2016. IMdb page; PBS; Reflections Wow. […]

Just Mercy | Review, Reflections, and Notes

August 12, 2017


Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. (349 pages) Review and Reflections What Stevenson does in this book is brilliant, for he does not just state the problem with erudite arguments, though he is a brilliant lawyer and rhetorician. Rather, he weaves the inhumanity of our systems through the […]

Homecoming King | Reflections

June 7, 2017


2017. TV-MA. “Comic Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special.” “Your courage to do what’s right has to be greater than your fear of getting hurt.” Brilliant. While ‘the Puritan’ will have difficulty wading through the profanity, the viewer looking […]

The New Jim Crow | Reflections & Notes

March 27, 2017


Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2010. (312 pages) Reflections For anyone with even a scosh of compassionate humanity, reading this will be difficult, perhaps causing at times outbursts of screaming at the pages, or a walking away from the book out of mere frustration and […]

13th: A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay | Reflections

February 17, 2017


13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay – Netflix We’re all human at the kitchen table. – Ava DuVernay Our church has been going through The New Jim Crow for our book club, and I’ve been personally growing in my education on this issue, wondering, pondering, struggling, and grieving over what and how […]