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Arizona's Questionable Track Record on Race: MLK Day, Banning Ethnic Studies, and Regulating Accents

by Jimmy McCarty 05-12-2010
It wasn't that long ago that the state of Arizona did not recognize, in fact went out of its way to criticize, the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon Stewart: 'How Oscar Romero Got Disappeared by Right-Wingers...for the Second Time'

by Jimmy McCarty 03-19-2010

Jon Stewart has pointed out that one of the revisions of the recent Texas high school curriculum controversy is the omission of Archbishop Oscar

Pentagon Blocks Release of Detainee Abuse Photos -- Obama Agrees

by Jimmy McCarty 11-17-2009
The release of photos of Americans supposedly treating imprisoned suspected terrorists badly has been blocked by the Pen

New Hope in the Movement for Immigrant Rights

by Jimmy McCarty 05-07-2009

This past Friday, May 1, 2009, I joined with thousands of others across the country in marching for immigrant and worker's rights.

Torture: A Crime that Requires a Verdict

by Jimmy McCarty 04-17-2009
Dear President Obama,

Police Violence Undercuts Pundits' 'Post-Racial' Rhetoric

by Jimmy McCarty 01-16-2009
The day after Barack Obama was elected president, I heard people say multiple times that we have now arrived as a "post-racial" nation and that it can now be said that anyone can truly be president

Hate Crimes, Racist Incidents Escalate After Obama's Election

by Jimmy McCarty 11-24-2008

A family's pro-Obama banner was wrapped around a cross and burned in their front yard. According to Associated Press writer Jesse Washington, after Obama's election incidents of race based hate crimes escalated across the country. I guess, no matter the rhetoric of some commentators, we really aren't living in a post-racial country.

Obama's Promise to Close Guantanamo and the Value of Your Vote

by Jimmy McCarty 11-18-2008
President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being elected, promised to close Guantanamo Bay.

Is America the Promised Land or Egypt?

by Jimmy McCarty 11-13-2008
Social location is vital to understanding how people come to their interpretations, and appropriations, of the Bible and its stories.

History Won't Wash Away Torture's Shame

by Jimmy McCarty 10-17-2008
According to a recent article in The Washington Post, the Bush administratio

Cross-Cultural Intimacy Isn't 'Unrealistic' - It's My Reality

by Jimmy McCarty 10-06-2008

My mother is an immigrant from Korea who has worked as a janitor in a hospital and waitress in a Korean restaurant. My father is a white guy from a small town in Tennessee who has been a soldier and dock worker.

Loving Our Neighbors When Times are Hard

by Jimmy McCarty 09-25-2008

Jesus Convinces Some Evangelicals to Reject Torture

by Jimmy McCarty 09-12-2008

Based on some responses to my last post, and a new poll by Faith in Public Life and Mercer University, it seems there are many evangelicals who believe that there are in fact times when torture is necessary and proper. I am assuming these people also believe it is at [...]

Torturing the Least of These

by Jimmy McCarty 09-10-2008

photo by Ryan Rodrick BeilerChristians are people who follow a tortured and murdered God. This fact speaks clearly to what our values should be. One of those values should be a rejection of torture, violence in the name of "law" and the common good, and murder.

Currently, the U.S. government has been accused of torture at Guantanamo Bay and has