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The Nature of Blue Supremacy

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    For the past year, everywhere I’ve gone I’ve seen this flag. Every time, I was reminded that it is the blue lives that actually matter. In these countless encounters, the message was loud and clear…only blue is supreme.   I was there when five police officers died. I still grieve for their families. […]

When a White Woman Dies: On Blue Supremacy

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  Repeatedly, I’ve stood in front of cameras and audiences to loudly declare to white people, “If you don’t engage in the struggle against police brutality, the next tragedy will be yours.” Yesterday, it was. Not long after calling 911 to report a possible sexual assault, Justine Ruszczyk-Damond was gunned down by one of the […]

The Phrase: Remembering July 7

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  *Originally in Dallas Morning News on July 7, 2017   Life is a peculiar thing. Occasionally, you find yourself in places you never expected. The allure of something more pulls you further. Then, the world explodes.   I watched last year as police put Alton Sterling down like an animal. The video played over […]

The Ethics of Murder

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  *The previous iteration of this post was unintentionally hurtful. In the rush of writing, I assumed things that were not true. For these errors/sins, I am truly sorry. In the future, I dedicate myself to navigating/mediating my thoughts more carefully.     The last week of my life has been filled with murder.   […]

The Sermon After the Shooting

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  Delivered after the July 7 shooting at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Denton, Texas on July 10, 2016.     It’s been a very busy time. Just a few days ago, I organized the rally and march that preceded the deaths of five police officers in Dallas. This morning I want to journey through the […]

Truth=False

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  God is truth. We are not. The mortal search for truth is continuous. The fullness of truth is never found in this life. Those who believe otherwise are perpetuators of that which is false. Often, I meet these assumed keepers of truth.   I was exchanging small talk to a police officer. Then, he […]

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