Thursday, March 08, 2007
"My people owned people"
Here's a link to Mark Brown's column in yesterday's Chicago Sun Times. He writes about his disturbing discovery that his ancestors owned slaves and that as he grows older he realizes how recent that ugly chapter of history really is, that we are only two lifetimes removed from slavery. Robert Wiley, our Men's Services Director gave me the article today. He said he appreciated Brown's desire to take greater responsibility to become more sensitive about racial issues. "We don't want white guilt," he said, "just more sensitivity and opportunity."