Kelly Brown Douglas - How did it happen? How has a man whose campaign was filled with racist, xenophobic and misogynistic vitriol and who mounted a racialized “birtherism” campaign against the nation’s first African America President, as well as promised “Law and Order”/Wall Building protectionist policies—how has this man been elected President in a country that proclaims “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for all?
VISION 100: Howard University School of Divinity Convocation -The Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, HUSD Professor of Applied Theology, delivered the faculty response.
You are trying to find a new north for your moral compass. A way forward.
I am not. I stand before you unafraid, unsurprised and unbowed. Not because I’m made of better stuff than you. But because I know white America.
As Obama seeks to pass the torch to his secretary of state, we host a debate on Hillary Clinton, her rival Donald Trump and President Obama’s legacy between Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson.
It would be good if this spate of time where the anger of white people is being lifted up could serve as the bridge for new communication and understanding between the races. But it won’t - because those who could begin the dialogues will not do that. They are holding onto the Myth of White Superiority.