Talk It Out
Toward the end, Craig asked everyone who hasn’t been through Talk It Out (small group on racial unity) to consider going through the next one. It will meet at 6 pm on 4 Wednesdays: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, and 22, and will be led by Harold and Craig together. I went through Talk It Out a couple of years ago and wrote about it in June of 2010:
I needed to hear someone say that my thought that things are equal now between races, that the injustices are all in the past, is like sitting down to play a game of Monopoly with a black friend. This particular Monopoly game has been played for generations now; our fathers and grandfathers and great-grandfathers played together too. Only some of those previous white players took all the hotels and controlled the bank and maybe punched their opponents in the face. And now I come to the game, with the wealth of accumulated resources behind me, and my opponent comes from a very different place – and even with the best of intentions, the game is not equal.
Sarabeth Jones is on staff as a part of the arts team at Fellowship North, where she gets to work in many different creative areas. She is married to Bryan and has 3 kids: Elizabeth (14), Jonathan (13), and Will (10). She blogs at the dramatic, and thinks she is pretty darn funny on the Twitters.