Moving backward on racial progress

Moving backward on racial progress
By Tom Ehrich
c. 2013 Religion News Service

SEWANEE, Tenn. (RNS) After passing through the Gothic campus of Sewanee: The University of the South, we came to an enormous cross looking down on a nearby valley.

The vista reminded me of Gettysburg, so I asked my host, “Did Sewanee play a part in the war?”


Black Lives Matter: The Growth of a New Social Justice Movement

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In the article below, Syracuse University historian Herbert Ruffin explores the rapid rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement as the most recent development in the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice in the United States.

Racist Catholic Priest

Priest tells anti-Trump protesters to commit suicide

By Caroll Alvarado and Billie Shears January 30, 2017

Modal Trigger Priest tells anti-Trump protesters to commit suicide

Rev. Philip Pizzo Facebook

The pastor of a largely immigrant Catholic church in Queens has a

suggestion for his anti-Trump parishioners: Go take a flying leap

off the nearest building.

“Show your hate for Trump. Do it for social justice. #JumpAgainstTrump,”

read a meme posted by the Rev. Philip Pizzo just hours after he

celebrated Sunday Mass.

White Supremacy in The White House

White Supremacy In The White House

By Walter Rhett on January 31, 2017 at 5:44 AM

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How odd the role of ideas has become in the new

administration! How peculiar they match the logic

and reasons used to express the myths and world

views of white supremacists (dark visions of violence

and carnage, a movement staple) and are now given a

vital role in the US conduct of international affairs.

How strange that no one seems to recognize their basic

flaw: the idea of security is used to defeat the freedom

Kwanzaa is the forrunner-prelude of Black History Month


Kwanzaa is the forrunner-prelude of Black History Month
that is the reason it is being included.

Observed by African Americans, parts of African diaspora

Cultural and ethnic

Date: December 26 to February 28

Related to Pan-African-ism

Kwanzaa (/'kw??n.z?/) is a week-long celebration held

in the United States and in other nations of the Western

African diaspora in the Americas. The celebration honors

African heritage in African-American culture, and is



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black Power is a political slogan and a name

for various associated ideologies aimed at achieving

self-determination for people of African descent.[1]

It is used by African Americans in the United States

[2] It was prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s,

emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black

political and cultural institutions to nurture and promote

black collective interests[3] and advance black values.



Pastors need to decry racism as a sin from

the pulpit.

By Father Bryan Massingale


On June 17, 2015, a 21-year-old white man,

Dylann Roof, killed nine black people as they

said prayers, sang hymns, and studied the Bible

in a Charleston, South Carolina church. Roof

freely confessed that his motive was frankly

racist. He reportedly said as he was shooting,

“You rape our women and you’re taking over our


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