‘Don’t Tell Me I’m Privileged!’ 

‘Don’t Tell Me I’m Privileged!’ 

How Some White People Respond to a Certain Term BENTON HARBOR, Mich.—The term “white privilege” is cropping up a lot recently. Racial justice educator Debby Irving said the term, inexact though it is, comes closest in her line of work to describe the different lives...
Brave Talks Story: Liz Garey

Brave Talks Story: Liz Garey

In Retirement, She Has Experienced an ‘Epiphany’ about the Extent of Systemic Racism. Her Approach to Change? – the ‘Ripples’ Method ST. JOSEPH, Mich.—Now that she had more free time, Liz Garey wanted to put some of her energy into a cherished cause.  She would work...
Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Gentry with kids from the youth group at First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor on a visit to the monument at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Mich. Finally, I’d get the chance to know Gentry better. As one of the youth leaders of our church at the time, Gentry told...