Talk of peace all too often fails to become talk of justice. Read more

Whether it is personal spiritual practice, community building, or justice of all kinds, we can stop thinking “Go big or go home” and start thinking “What is one thing I can do today?” Read more

The rallying cry of “Black Lives Matter” is important because, within these systems, they clearly don’t. Black lives, in the United States, only matter to the systems of capitalism and imperialism as resources to be exploited and cast off. Read more

Challengers hold up a mirror so we can reflect upon whether or not we are living our mission, or whether we have gone astray. Challengers help us to examine our assumptions and see what else may be possible. Read more

Welcome to the 6 month study group on Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. All comments are screened. Disagreement is fine. Incivility will not be tolerated. Subscribing via RSS and subscribing to comments is recommended. You may join the group at any time. For more information please read this linked post. Discussion on the Introduction and Chapter One is here. Scroll through my blog entries for the remaining chapter readings and discussions.   “To act is to be… Read more

Acting toward justice is dangerous. To act toward justice is to willingly put our hands in the wolf’s mouth… Read more

“The mass incarceration of people of color is a big part of the reason that a black child born today is less likely to be raised by both parents than a child born during slavery.” – Michelle Alexander Read more

We have to allow ourselves, continuously, to re-enter the state of becoming, with open eyes and open arms, with courage, and as much grace as we can muster. Read more

Instead of treating the formerly incarcerated as outcasts and outlaws, how can we find ways to change our communities and welcome them home? Read more

We’ve forgotten we can love one another. We’ve forgotten that we, too, are outsiders. We must hold out our hands to each other across racial and other divides, or our souls will continue to harden and slowly crack. The rifts between us will widen, and then swallow us all whole. Read more

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