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Getting Political, Going Public

I have a distinct memory of talking to my parents about politics back in… I’m going to say 2004. This was four years before I would be eligible to vote myself. Bush was running for re-election against Kerry. I had … Continue reading

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Ballot Party

Last week, California held its primary elections for the upcoming midterm elections, in which we’ll vote in important new members of our government such as governor, state senator, and state assembly members. A few days before, I helped organize an … Continue reading

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On Slaves, Selma, and Sermons

Yesterday, I watched The Birth of a Nation (2016). Apart from being a beautiful, tragic, and inspirational must-see, it has gotten me thinking about Nat Turner, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the religious traditions that have both upheld and denounced … Continue reading

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Just Mercy

Every year, my university runs an extracurricular program for its incoming freshmen called On the Same Page that aims to give the entire class (all 5,500 matriculants) a common theme for their academic year, or at least something to talk … Continue reading

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Justice, Inaction

Last Sunday at church, my pastor finally decided to comment on national and international events, in light of not just the killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and the backlash of killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton … Continue reading

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