Moderated by Rick Badie
It’s often hard for us to have a frank and honest conversation about race in America, even in a city like Atlanta that’s thought to be the cradle of the civil rights movement. Today’s guest writers — one a white female, the other a self-described black conservative — issue a challenge to us all.
Challenge white silence
By Christine Ristaino
I was grading essays and writing a summary for work, but also distracted by email and Facebook. I read a few lines of an article — “Why Black People Are Cowards” — and posted it. It was now on my timeline for all the world to see.