Monthly Archives: June 2010

The “Sins” of the Fathers

I wanted to respond to the wonderful article in the Sunday, June 20th Father’s Day issue of the ACT.  The article was written by Rick Jervis and it told the story of inmates reuniting with their children in Angola, Louisiana. … Continue reading

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The Results of Internalized Oppression

A colleague of mine notified me about what is happening in Cincinnati regarding the violence in the city’s urban communities. In many ways the issue is an old one, yet I would like to give my opinion on it nonetheless, … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Say Anything Nice

On Monday, June 7, Washington journalist Helen Thomas retired after making inappropriate remarks concerning Israel and the Palestinians. Her apology was too little too late. Thomas,who is 89 years old, became a Hearst columnist in 2000 and began her career … Continue reading

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Foreign Accents In the Workplace

Business success today requires a diverse body of talent it implement new ideas, views, and perspectives. In the past white males made up more than 60% of the work force, but that is changing significantly causing an alteration of the … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand

On Friday April 30, 2010, the YWCA launched it’s  third annual nation wide “Stand Against Racism” event. The message was a reminder that racism (defined as predjudice plus power) still exits in our communities and in the society at large.  … Continue reading

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Carter Op-ed

By Michael Carter, Diversity Officer, Mission Hospital Around this time of year, I get caught up with one question.  How can different ways of seeing and believing bring us together – whether it’s love of the earth, love of ourselves, … Continue reading

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Turtle Island: Let The Healing Begin

United States Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) read a congressional resoulution on Wednesday, May 19th, apologizing for “ill conceived policies” and acts of violence against American Indians.  On December 19th of 2009 President Obama signed an apology into law but no … Continue reading

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Will The Empire Strike Back?

Let me state from the beginning that I am in no way advocating a military solution to dealing with North Korea. What I am advocating for is a consistency in our foreign policy. Perhaps we are reluctant to respond to … Continue reading

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Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child?

The title of this column is taken from the book of Proverbs 13:24. The book of Proverbs has been credited to the authorship of King Solomon, but this is not unanimously accepted by all First (sometimes read as Old) Testament … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Past

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse in Tuscon, Arizona Govenor Jan Brewer has done it again!  She is nothing if not consistent. Gov. Brewer has signed a bill targeting one school district’s ethinc studies program, ignoring condemnation … Continue reading

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