Two Books on Racism in American Christianity

Thus summer, after the killing of George Floyd, there was a movement in Catholic circles on Instagram calling Catholics to #RendYourHearts, praying 18 days for racial justice. There was also an emphasis put on the stories of Black Catholics about their experiences and how the Church can repair from a history of racism and injustice. … Continue reading

(Book Review) Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

In a previous blog, I provided some discussion questions for Dear Martin by Nic Stone. This September, a sequel/companion novel is set to come out called Dear Justyce.  In this book, Justyce’s classmate, Quan, writes letters to him from jail. Justyce gave the notebook of letters he wrote to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Quan and Quan reads … Continue reading

(Book Review) White People Really Love Salad

White People Really Love Salad: What My Childhood Taught Me About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by Nita Mosby Tyler, Ph.D. I have had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler of The Equity Project speak at three different trainings for the library system in which I work. She is wonderful and a total hero (literally … Continue reading

Miss America is American (So is Marc Anthony)

Here she is, Miss America! So last night, Miss America was crowned, the first of Indian descent–Nina Davuluri. Unless we’re talking Little Miss Sunshine, pageants aren’t really my thing. I had a moment of “Yay!” and didn’t give it a second thought until I saw that the idiot mob that is the internet expressed its … Continue reading