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Protest sign that reads “Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.”

Because Racial Injustice Exists, That’s Why

One week before the violence that took place in Virginia, a state I recently called home, I spent my Saturday at an all-day workshop on Anti-Bias, Anti-Racism Education, offered by Chicago Regional Organizing for AntiRacism. One of the workshop leaders, who is African-American, shared that she had...

After Charlottesville: The Limits of Tolerance

If you google “limits of tolerance,” you find some interesting things. There’s a 2009 “The Ethicist” column from the New York Times, an Amazon link to a book in Indian secularism, an interview with Salman Rushdie.

Choosing Empathy

This past Tuesday, my friend Samantha began her day with the familiar workday routine. Just as she was heading out the door, she heard screeching car tires and then a scream from the street in front of her building.

We are All People in Process

I was scanning my Facebook news feed, an activity that has become a little too routine I have to admit, when a photo of a naked person popped up – something that is definitely not routine. It caught my attention for the obvious reasons, but also because I recognized immediately that the photo was...