Category Violence

For Those Who See Amy Cooper in the Mirror

Last week a white person asked if my “still being angry about Ahmaud was because I used to be married to a black man.” And I’m so privileged I was shocked they asked, and appalled at the notion that horror over the loss of his life should have a time limit.  I replied, “I think […]

All is not calm; all is not bright

Thanks to Christian Century for publishing this piece about the violence many Chicago teens know all too well.

The Great Fire of Chicago

During the past two weeks, I encountered two more teenagers who are victims of gang shootings in Chicago. Both bound and loyal to the “don’t snitch” code. Both not revealing any information about gang names, signs, streets, or members. Both lucky to be alive. Both children whose mothers got the call from the police that their […]