Racism

Washington Post bestsellers Jan. 24, 2016

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1. THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING

(Ten Speed, $16.99). By Marie Kondo. [53]

2. SPARK JOY: AN ILLUSTRATED MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF ORGANIZING AND TIDYING UP

(Ten Speed, $18.99). By Marie Kondo. [2]

3. RETIRE INSPIRED: IT’S NOT AN AGE, IT’S A FINANCIAL NUMBER

(Ramsey, $24.99). By Chris Hogan. [1]

4. THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY

(Random House, $26). By Pope Francis. [1]

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.

Race is in the Air We Breathe and the Water We Drink

bottled water distribution

Bottled water distribution by National Guard on Jan. 23 in Downtown Flint, Mich.  Linda Parton / Shutterstock.com

How would you feel if you realized your children’s water was being poisoned, and your government didn’t seem to care? That’s the story of the parents of 8,000 mostly poor and black children in Flint, Mich., (which means most all of the children in urban Flint) that has finally hit our media front pages. The evening news I am watching as I write warns the parents of Flint not to bathe their young children in city water.

The First Week

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! 

Judge Sentences Serial Rapist Daniel Holtzclaw to 263 Years

Daniel Holtzclaw after 18 guilty verdicts were read. Screenshot via @BillSchammert/Twitter

The former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw has been sentenced to 263 years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting eight women and girls. Holtzclaw, who is white and Japanese, intentionally sought out black women in poor areas as his victims.

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