Some say we haven’t learned much since the ugly demonstrations. But Theresa Dear finds three things we have — or should have — gained since then.
JUST RELATIONS: Colin Kaepernick isn’t the first pro athlete to refuse to stand for anthem. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf did it, and views on him have changed.
Upon learning of Augustus’ shooting, crowds took to the streets. Through texts and tweets, people began mobilizing quickly and demanded to see video.
JUST RELATIONS: The world we’ve given those born since 2000 tests them in ways it did not test us, writes Omer M. Mozaffar, Loyola’s Muslim chaplain.
JUST RELATIONS: People continue to work hard to make America “a more perfect union.” Witness the events of just the past two weekends.
JUST RELATIONS: I felt far safer in a region known for war and terror than I do in Chicago, my own city, Pastor Christopher Harris Sr. writes.
JUST RELATIONS: This Ramadan, I have had to think much about suicide, Loyola University’s Muslim chaplain Omer Mozaffar writes. Such is our world.
Just Relations: For everyone who fought for Dyett High School for the Arts, the struggle was worth it, South Side pastor writes.
Louis Farrakhan is hated by many. But for his followers, he is an authentic voice of African American dissent in a hostile society.
Faced with an onslaught of violence, paired with federal inaction, it is easy to feel hopeless. In Chicago, we are neither, Rabbi Seth Limmer writes.
Beneath the surface of “Black Panther” is a tale of Afro-futurism, responsibility to the vulnerable, questions of liberation and the role of women.
Slain Cmdr. Paul Bauer was a mentor and uplifting presence to some of the African American protesters he encountered in Chicago.
DACA has been kicked around like a political football, but immigration reform is a human issue as much as a political one, Rabbi Seth Limmer writes.
Black History Month is a good time to think about how we can do better to improve race relations, Theresa Dear writes. And she has a few suggestions.
It’s a shame our nation has moved toward immigration restrictions and Muslim bans, slicing into our rich diversity, writes Omer M. Mozaffar.