Rev Braestrup: “Invited not to think too much about the grubby details, we … don’t.”
Susan Rice: “We lack civil discourse across ideological boundaries.”
…[O]n the odd occasion that people are exposed to each other as people,,., othering is hard to maintain. And that is the rare moment when human compassion and empathy can break out.
“If the church will not tell you that you are a sinner, who will? So (Ta-Nehisi) Coates steps in, to claim the birthright the American churches have forfeited… White supremacy, Coates says, is ‘America’s original sin.'”
“…[I]n almost every species, males and females behave differently — very differently — and there appears to be no ‘patriarchy’ in place to bring this about at all.”
“Racism is endemic to the human condition, just as stupidity is. We will always have to be on guard against it. But now it is recognized as a scourge…”