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Racism and Perspective

Janelle Garrett writes about how we attack the cultural problem of racism -- by listening and examining our own hearts....

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The Racist in the Mirror

Janelle Garrett writes about searching our own hearts, and being honest about what we find....

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Responding to the Charleston Terrorist Attack

After one of the worst racial attacks in American history, how will we respond?...

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A Girl and Her Mean Tether-ball Swing

Over the years I’ve reflected on my “tetherball career.” Perhaps I’ve gotten better and even less beatable in the 50 years since I lived off Greenbelt Road. And maybe that mean boy wasn’t as mean and snooty as I remember. But what’s real clear in my mind is what I learned from playing tetherball....

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A Gun and the Summer of ’74

A young guy about age 20 walked into the lobby and asked for a job application. I explained we weren’t hiring, so he said he wanted a pack of Marlboros. I walked over behind the counter, handed him the cigarettes and told him that would be 50 cents. (Yes, you read that right.) He produced a $1 bill and when I opened the drawer to get change he told me he wanted all t...

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