“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…
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.”
In our polarized nation, what we’re hearing in our echo chambers is the sound of contrived significance bouncing off the walls and each other.