A Reflection on Racism – 50 years later

I was reminded of this blog post this morning. It is amazing to see where we have gone as a country since this reflection. I await the future with hope, but pray we don’t all die before America and the rest of the world figures out that populism is deadly.

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A Reflection on Racism – 50 years later, C. Dianne Phillips

Reflecting on the news of the week and on the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s, “I have a dream” speech…I share the following memories…

imageFifty years ago, the summer of 1963, I was a little girl.  I didn’t get to watch tv often because we didn’t own a TV, but I did listen to the radio in the evenings after going to bed. My mother would play the radio in the living room as she read books.  The sound of the radio was very soothing and I enjoyed listening to the shows as I laid in my bed looking at the night sky outside of my window.  We didn’t have central heat or air and our windows were open to allow air to flow through the house.  My bedroom window faced east…

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“It is time for us to come together…” Not so fast! – 2016 Election

“Just shut up and get over it? Don’t be a sore loser? Give the guy a chance? Stop being so negative? We must all unite now.  Grow up. Let’s hit the reset button.  We must all work together now.” WHAT?!!! Do we live in the same reality? Waking to a nightmare:  I woke up the … Continue reading “It is time for us to come together…” Not so fast! – 2016 Election

Justice and Poverty – Isn’t the person’s dignity more important than their ability to pay?

Today I passed a car where a young father and his child had spun off of the interstate and landed down an embankment and skidded into a muddy grove of shrubs and trees.  A state trooper had stopped to help, so everything would be ok, right?  Not really. LOSS OF A JOB: As it turns … Continue reading Justice and Poverty – Isn’t the person’s dignity more important than their ability to pay?