When the moral arc of the universe feels more like a roller-coaster

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Martin Luther King Jr. (paraphrasing Theodore Parker) once said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." I want to believe that's true. I have to believe that's true. But after this week, I'm beginning to think that Dr. King's arc looks more like a roller-coaster. Of course, Dr. King certainly knows better than I ever will that justice doesn't just happen, and that no matter how many strides you make forward, someone's always going to be trying to push you … [Read more...]

In which I ruin the sanctity of marriage.

If it were 1958, I would be ruining the sanctity of marriage. See, I am white. Abe, on the other hand, is half-Chinese. And just 54 years ago, 96% percent (NINETY SIX PERCENT) of Americans would have thought that Abe and I wanted to literally crush them with our interracial steamroller. Much of this was based on religious beliefs. In fact, in 1959, when Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, were arrested and charged with a felony, a judge ruled: Almighty God created the races … [Read more...]