What white people and white privilege can learn from the overwhelming support for President Clinton during his Impeachment trial among Black Americans. First appeared in The Judevine Mountain Emailite #6, January 21, 1999 Why is it a large majority of Black Americans support The President in his Impeachment battle and what can we white Americans learn […]

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A little essay to try to counteract the hypocrisy afoot in the land regarding The President’s Sin. First appeared in The Judevine Mountain Emailite #5, January 18, 1999 Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel THE SCARLET LETTER is everywhere these days. You remember the story. Hester Prynne bears a child fathered by someone other than her husband and, as […]

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This essay about the tension between activism and the reclusive life first appeared in the January 1999 issue of Shambhala Sun and subsequently in a very condensed version the July/August 1999 issue of Utne Reader But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who […]

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An essay about the value of public education and how it influenced the lives of two men, one black, the other white, plus novelist John Irving’s elitist reaction to Vermont’s Public Education Funding Act.  This essay first appeared in The Sunday Rutland Herald/The Sunday Times Argus on November 1, 1998. A couple weeks ago I toured New England […]

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