Tag: social change

Reflections of a Struggling Patriot

I love my country and I want better for her. I want to see those blinding transgressions transformed into a beautiful sunset, multiple colors mingling with the imperfections in the sky to create a stunning tapistry. I want to develop a mature patriotism, one that doesn't put up blinders...

The Work Starts With Us

I grew up believing I was immune to racism and racial bias. I was a lower middle-class white girl growing up in Detroit. One of my best friends growing up was my next-door neighbor, an African American girl the same age as me. Our bedroom windows faced each other....

What We Read Matters

Reading opens up our world and helps reinforce the idea that we don't know it all, and that it's ok that we don't know everything. When we read a variety of perspectives or books that challenge long-held ideas and force us to defend or even adjust our world-view, we...