a reflection after Washington D.C.

Project Peace

in front of lady LibertyAfter joining the Witness Against Torture and the Hands Up coalition for 5 full days in Washington D.C. I want to say the following:

I can’t begin to feel the rage, the sorrow, the raw feelings and despair the 127 men in Guantanamo and the  Black people must feel in the face again and again of violations of their rights as human beings and with such ignorance and apathy and disregard of them as persons by the white community.   I am white.  I am way too smug, absorbed in my own ways of living, accustomed to politeness over confrontation, to giving the benefit of the doubt to people and institutions rather than asking hard courageous questions of prejudicial practices pointed out to us by the African American community.  Sinful, shameful practices continue  at the expense of others who often do not hear their voices being received by the white community.

My white sense…

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