Danny Duncan Collum, a Sojourners contributing writer, teaches writing at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. He is the author of the novel White Boy.
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Crossing the Canyon
This country has always assumed, either openly or just beneath the surface, that people are poor because they are worthless and worthless because they are poor.
The Height Of Irresponsibility
For a few days recently President Reagan's budget-cutting plan and the war in El Salvador were edged out of the headlines
Our Chance To Stop
Reasons for building a nuclear arms moratorium movement
The Whirlwind Postponed
In a meeting a few weeks ago, a member of my household asked the rest of us for advice on whether she should join her coworkers in attending ceremonies honoring the returned hostages.
The Power Of Poland's Powerless
In the five months since the workers' uprising began in Poland, events there have been thick with irony.
While many of us were distressed at the choices, or lack of them, facing us in our presidential election, another election held just four days before our own put at stake very real issues concerning the well-being of the poor and the distribution of the world's power and resources.
It's Selection Time
Autumn is here, the frost is on the pumpkin, the back-to-school sales are over, and the culmination of a long and bitterly fought contest is upon us.