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Can We All Just Get Along?  A Consideration of Race and Human Relations from an Appalchian Perspective

I was once accused by a supervisor of “having a thing for black people.” Apparently, in his mind, that was a sin, and I was guilty since I was attending seminary at Duke and thought his racist remarks were out … Continue reading

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Going Native: Reflections on Mixed Ancestry

There was a time when you had to hide your ancestral identity if you had anything other than European roots. Persons with any other genetic heritage were considered in some degree of lesser status than the “majority” of the population. Therefore families like mine had to hide their roots, whitewashing them with stories of origin that were nothing but fiction. Continue reading

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Thoughts Upon the Death of Trayvon Martin

Jesus had a lot of important things to say about the way we treat people.  Loving our enemies, turning the other cheek, taking care of the “least of these.”  All were sayings we have honored with our lips.  Yet when … Continue reading

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