We asked our readers to reflect on times when they have seen or recognized examples of racial prejudice in their own lives.
If the pandemic and the swell of protests have shown that Americans are still capable of heeding the call of their better angels, it has also exposed the flaws and deficiencies of our political leadership.
Even the most well-meaning prayer vigils against racism can miss the mark because of fuzzy language and a lack of black voices, writes Flora x. Tang. But there are ways to make them more effective.
The pandemic will not prove to be an existential threat, but it is likely to change what and how Americans buy and eat. They may be forced to buy food closer to where it is grown or processed.
It is not uncommon to see a Tesla or a Lexus among the cars in line for food donations at parishes in the diocese.
“The blueprint for transformation and liberation is already available,” she said. “The question that remains is: Will those in power use it?”