Intersected: life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S.

This week’s post focuses on the life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S., taking a look at the labor market, how knowledge of the English language plays in (you’ll be surprised!), and what an appropriate faith response might look like.

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Intersected: the great Black athlete

Why will fans root for athletes every week but question their experience as a Black person in their community?

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Intersected: Celebrating America’s real Independence Day

Juneteenth, America’s second and arguably more important Independence Day, takes place annually on June 19. Some of you have already hopped on the Juneteenth train and had a blast celebrating the Freedom Day this past weekend, but others of you may still be learning about it, and that’s why we’re here at Intersected today! Celebrations…

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Introduction to Memoirs of the Trees, a new blog series

I grew up in New England, surrounded by forests. Trees dwelt in my yard, encompassed our vehicle as we drove around town, sat watch at Sleeping Giant where we hiked regularly, and huddled in New York’s Adirondack Mountains where we traveled some summers. Apple trees lay below us on Blue Hills Road on the way…

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The Bus Fight

Denver, Summer 2014. White man on a bus. Black youth—my age—as well. Fight. Words, words of hate. “N*****,” they both called each other. I’d never seen anything like it; I’d never seen such hate. The white man wouldn’t listen, Wouldn’t heed a word. I wanted to tell the black man that he wouldn’t make any progress,…

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