Why I shaved my head

Last August, just before the solar eclipse that crossed the entire nation, I shaved my head as a sign of mourning the sins of racial and social class inequality in the United States.  I had in mind the way poor people in this country are treated on structural levels, for example. The way black teenagers…

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Why you should support refugee resettlement today

Despite the amount of refugees waiting to resettle to a safer nation with more opportunities, the United States has cut its numbers in half. Read the story of my friends, who are still hoping to resettle here one day.

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15 ways I experience white privilege

White privilege: Maybe you’ve heard of it and can identify. Maybe you don’t see how it impacts your life. Regardless, I’ve made a list of just fifteen ways I experience white privilege on a regular basis. It has taken time to reach this point of realizing the ways I benefit from my whiteness since it…

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DACA, the Wall, and the fall of Jericho

Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. -Amos 5:15, ESV

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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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