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Mother Emanuel, American Holocaust

Friday afternoon in July in Charleston, South Carolina and the heat is in the mid-90s. The black woman, whose name I never got, sweats in the sun, removing┬ádead flowers, dried wreaths, and the other desiccated offerings at the foot of … Continue reading

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Moving Towards Forgiveness. Here’s how I learned to be racist and then unlearned it.

You had better believe I learned to be racist in the South, and as soon as I figured out what troubled me–you’d better believe I unlearned it, too. I grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, with parents who loved … Continue reading

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