“The lessons I learned from my marginalization and how I was able to escape it are very different from what many well-meaning liberal birthright white Americans, who have never experienced marginalization themselves, think we should be doing.”
Originally posted on AwayPoint:
I was Born Again until nearly the end of graduate school, a sincere Evangelical who went to church on Sunday and…
By Mel Harkrader Pine I distinguish between two types of American exceptionalism: accomplished exceptionalism, which is self-celebratory, complacent, and un-critical, and aspirational exceptionalism, which is
Our vision of patriotism is tied to our commitment to the well-being of one another, and a recognition of the fact that each American story is a part of the larger American story – and thus a part of our own.
I’ve bought and read the book. There’s not a single hateful word in it. And I’ve befriended Rev. Eklof and looked into his past. He is anything but a bigot.
“We should not embrace the witch-hunter’s credo that says people are defined by their worst moments.”