We Have Not Abolished Racism

William Wilberforce didn’t abolish racism in Britain. John Graves Simcoe didn’t abolish racism in Canada. Thomas Jefferson didn’t abolish racism in America. Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation didn’t abolish racism. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights leaders didn’t abolish racism. Barack Obama’s election didn’t abolish racism. We have abolished slavery, not racism. We have…

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Ghana And Kavanaugh

I know what it looks like when people are burned alive. I know what it smells like when people are burned alive. I know what it sounds like when people are burned alive. I’ve known that since I was eight years old. I was sitting inside a bus taking me home from school. The bus…

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Pictures Never Die

Mary Turner’s story died when she died. Mary Turner’s protest died when she died. Mary Turner’s pre-born baby died when she died. Mary Turner’s name died when she died. You don’t recognize her name. You don’t recognize her story. And if you were there on May 19th, 1918, you wouldn’t recognize her body either. Mary…

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