This is a long article, but it bears repeating.
It brings to mind a poem I wrote some years ago: Step Outside.
[Disclaimer: I am convalescing from having shoulder replacement surgery last week, and so have little to do but take pain pills, lie around, and think about the state of the world. Thanks to the state of the world right now, the pain in my heart far outweighs the pain in my shoulder. I feel compelled to write down my thoughts, even if limited to one hand. You see, racism is the one big evil in the world that I have never been able accept or compartmentalize. It eats at my soul, even though I don’t even suffer from it directly. And so, I’m going to let it all out. This post will be longer than usual, so I hope you can bear with me. Also, for those who know me well, you will be surprised by some references to God and even Jesus. It seemed the most appropriate approach and…
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