“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…
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.
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.
“Why bother researching [history] if we are unwilling to allow ourselves to be surprised, informed and disabused of preconceptions of how a situation [Jefferson and Hemings] must have unfolded?”
“An American Declaration” serves as a sort of founding document for Better Angels although it has been alive and growing since the 2016 presidential elections