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the-ones-about-bridge-building After the election: How to build a bridge by Marilyn Gardner. It is generally acknowledged that the construction of a commodious bridge over a wide, impetuous river is one of the noblest efforts of human genius. In no country … Continue reading

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the-ones-about-families When God reveals you prefer whiteness: A response to Gaye Clark by Sean Palmer Most white Americans believe whiteness is normal and preferable. America’s cultural myth is that Caucasians from European descent are the heroes of the American story. … Continue reading

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the-best-new-books Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis by Stephan Bauman and Matthew Soerens. Matt’s first book Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate is one of the best books I have read. This book offers perspective … Continue reading

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the-ones-about-love I will always choose you by Michaela Evanow. Once upon a time, I had a little girl. Her smile and curls and doe-brown eyes were a sight to behold. She was mine. My dream. And then, one summer day, … Continue reading

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the-ones-about-education As People of Color Formerly Employed by Mizzou, We Demand Change Excellent article offering a clear summary of the realities faced by many faculty of color. Taking my parents to college by Jeanne Capo Crucett. I don’t even remember … Continue reading

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the-ones-that-speak-grace-and-truth St. Louis bookstore’s amazing response to losing a customer over Black Lives Matter signs by David Harris Gershon. What I wish I could convey – white person to white person – is that Black Lives Matter does not mean … Continue reading

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the-ones-that-made-me-laugh 40 kids who got ridiculous detentions and don’t regret it. (This pretty much sums up my year teaching mostly freshmen…) Girl wears wrong shoes to graduation, falls hard. (This struck me as particularly funny since I just sat through a looong … Continue reading

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