Category Archives: Social Ethics

OUR SORROWFUL POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

There seems to be a belief that if you keep telling a blatant lie, that lie morphs somehow into the truth.  Nikki Haley classifies herself as white, although she is the daughter of Indian immigrants.  In the past, she has recounted that … Continue reading

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FUNDAMENTUM OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

In the early days of our democratic republic, there was no organized system of education.  Small schools did spring up in the 18th century, but they were primarily put together by parents in local communities with no unitary or coherent structure … Continue reading

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“WOKE”: TO BE OR NOT TO BE

When I first entered the teaching profession, I was relegated to instructing introductory courses in religious studies.  One of them was called, “Religion in America.”  During the 16-week semester course, I spent one week on African American religious expression.  Very few scholars in … Continue reading

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SAVING DEMOCRACY: OUR CONUNDRUM

It appears we are living in a society in which, if one has comparative wealth, one can wield power and influence that are immoral, unconscionable, and often unlawful.  It is not the case that logic and ethics win the day.  Often, it … Continue reading

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Christian Nationalism? Nope!

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”  It is irrefutable that the founders of the new republic respected an individual’s freedom in terms … Continue reading

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REFLECTING ON MLK JR.’S LEGACY: PASSING THE BATON

As I reflect upon the life and legacy of Dr. King on the occasion of his mutilation some fifty-four years ago, I realize my celebration is bittersweet.  The beloved community he had envisioned is far from fulfillment. Continue reading

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The Father of Black History

Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950), the son of enslaved parents, was unable to attend high school until he was a few months’ shy of his twentieth birthday in 1895.  He was forced to work hard labor for many years prior to enrolment at … Continue reading

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A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

Whether or not we like the decision each woman makes is one thing; however, removing the right to make the choice is unconscionable.  Continue reading

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A CHANGE MUST COME!

We must ask ourselves why people who are on or below the middle rungs of the economic ladder do not support social uplift processes that would help them become more financially solvent. Continue reading

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MADE IT? A 9/11 FAMILY SAGA

Vicki felt surely this had to be orchestrated by a group. In other words, the United States was at war. Continue reading

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