White Christian Privilege

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CN10032020-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSAtlanta        As always, there are things you know, things you think you know, and then the dreaded assumptions that mask as both, but are neither.  It’s those assumptions that Professor Khyati Joshi of Fairleigh Dickerson University in Virginia surgically attacks in her book, White …

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Richard Rothstein’s Reparations Formula

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CN08182020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans     Richard Rothstein, a distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. wrote a watershed volume several years ago, The Color of Law:  A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.  The title goes to the heart of his well-documented, …

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More Shoutouts to Everyday Heroes

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CN07052020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     Not long ago we argued here that there needed to be some special praise for the quick action of people who grabbed smartphones or cameras to document police brutality and had the courage to take a stand for justice.  There are some other …

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Reparations Qualifications and Confusion

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CN07302020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans        As a Nikole Hannah-Jones fan, I followed her arguments carefully and approvingly in a recent piece in the New York Times as she demolished one quick fix after another that would achieve increased racial equity as she built up to her conclusion …

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Reparations vs. Greenwashing

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CN06252020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans       A common occurrence on the road to freedom from the “peculiar institution” of slavery, as some termed it, was yet another promise broken.  General Sherman’s promise of “40 acres and mule” to allow former slaves to gain economic stability rather than starting …

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