The South Will Rise Again…?

In his 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention, then-Senator Barack Obama said, "There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America." His words drew a long and loud round of applause as the audience basked in the rhetoric of unity. Despite the desire … Continue reading The South Will Rise Again…?

Driving Miss Daisy: A Conversation about Sharecropping, Racism, and the Gospel

Conversation with my wife's grandmother, Daisy, had been cordial and mostly forgettable...until she started talking about her childhood as a sharecropper. My wife, my son, me and Ms. Daisy had been driving in the car on our way back from Kansas City, Missouri after spending Easter with my in-laws.  A surge of wakefulness knocked me … Continue reading Driving Miss Daisy: A Conversation about Sharecropping, Racism, and the Gospel