1. THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING
(Ten Speed, $16.99). By Marie Kondo. 
2. SPARK JOY: AN ILLUSTRATED MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF ORGANIZING AND TIDYING UP
(Ten Speed, $18.99). By Marie Kondo. 
3. RETIRE INSPIRED: IT’S NOT AN AGE, IT’S A FINANCIAL NUMBER
(Ramsey, $24.99). By Chris Hogan. 
4. THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY
(Random House, $26). By Pope Francis. 
5. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
Progressive Pastor Jim Wallis Breaks Down ‘White Privilege,’ ‘America’s Original Sin’ and His Issue With Trump: ‘Racism Is in the Air We Breathe’
Progressive faith leader Jim Wallis decried Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent campaign rhetoric and affirmed his belief that “racism is in the air we breathe” during a recent appearance on The Church Boys podcast.
Delaware Passes Resolution to Apologize for Slavery While Bernie Sanders Can’t Say ‘Yes’ to Reparations
Let us not endeavor to pursue justice on the cheap.
A broken church: quick to condemn, fear, and divide, and slow to love, seek justice, and unify.
We had a good first week with America’s Original Sin. I wanted to share with you and many other friends along the way of our ongoing tour my favorite interview of the week. It was on Morning Joe. I was delighted to see that some genius producer there had invited Eddie Glaude, the Chair of the Center for African American studies with an endowed chair at Princeton to join the discussion. Eddie had been on Morning Joe the week before to promote his new book, Democracy in Black, which I am reading right now. The dialogue we had on the show was both exciting and encouraging, at least from both of our perspectives!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Mershon, Director of Advocacy and Communications
January 20, 2016
Listen to the interview here.
Watch the segment here.
People of color in the United States, particularly young black men, are burdened with a presumption of guilt and dangerousness. Some version of what happened to me has been unfairly experienced by hundreds of thousands of black and brown people throughout this country. As a consequence of our nation’s historical failure to address the legacy of racial inequality, the presumption of guilt and the racial narrative that created it have significantly shaped every institution in American society, especially our criminal justice system.