Everything is About Race: Recognizing God in #Ferguson

The decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has had the predictable effect: Those who identify with Michael and his family are hurt and angry, let down once again by a country that promises they were created equal. Many of those whose reality is very different [Read More...]

Shane Claiborne: Pilgrimage to Ferguson

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Something felt right about going to Ferguson. And something felt right about going with Derrick. I’ve watched Derrick grow up as an African-American youth in North Philadelphia — facing unfair obstacles like a bankrupt school system, an epidemic of gun violence, and a tantalizing drug economy. Despite Philly’s 40% high school dropout rate, Derrick graduated. [Read More...]

For Now, Young Black Males Matter…Until the Cameras Go Off

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What most people don’t understand about poor Black males on inner-city streets: Interesting how the story in Ferguson is shifting to talk about all of the young Black males showing up to protest on the streets day and night. I can tell you now, they will not stay off the streets tonight. But it’s not [Read More...]


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