Tag: California

  • A Bitter Harvest: California, Marijuana, and the New Jim Crow

    I highly recommend listening to this radio show exploring themes of racism, drugs and legal┬ádisenfranchisement. The discussion centers around California marijuana growing and the apparent inequities between white pot farmers and and widespread incarceration of African-American men throughout America. It’s a thoughtful discussion and one worthy of hearing and considering, particularly for white Americans. The…

  • Love, Equal Rights, and Gay Marriage

    Today I am struggling. In fact, I have been struggling since before the national election. I don’t understand the opposition to gay marriage and how Proposition 8 passed in California. Growing up, as a Mennonite, I was taught that love was of the highest nature. I see Christ as a true revolutionary who reached out…