Issac J. Bailey

Views My Own

We Need to Learn to Call a Racist a Racist

Fighting racism means calling it out, not hiding behind euphemisms like "racially tinged."
Issac J. Bailey
1.21.19
Views My Own

Trump May Finally Be Getting Too Racist for America

His naked appeals to white identity politics may appeal to some of his supporters—it's up to the rest of us to stand up against those appeals.
Issac J. Bailey
11.2.18
Views My Own

My Brothers Have Committed Violent Acts, but They Aren't 'Animals'

I understand better than most why we shouldn't demonise even people who have committed horrible crimes.
Issac J. Bailey
8.17.18
Views My Own

'Civility' Is What Gave Us Trump in the First Place

To fight injustice, you need incivility.
Issac J. Bailey
7.11.18
guns

These Black Churches Are Considering Arming Their Congregations

In the age of Trump and Dylann Roof, some church leaders are prepared to take drastic steps to defend against potential shootings.
Issac J. Bailey
6.5.18
Travel

America's New Lynching Memorial Is Gut-Wrenching, Gruesome, and Beautiful

The Alabama memorial and museum forces viewers to confront the past. But it could also point the way toward truth and reconciliation.
Issac J. Bailey
4.30.18
Religion

People Like Billy Graham Are Why I Quit Christianity

I grew up in awe of Graham, just like every other Southerner I knew. But I no longer believe in elevating the feelings of white people bothered more by protest than injustice.
Issac J. Bailey
3.5.18
Views My Own

Let's Not Forget the Apathy That Made Trump's Presidency Possible

Some people argued there wasn't much difference between Trump and Clinton. 2017 showed they were very, very wrong.
Issac J. Bailey
12.27.17
Views My Own

Why Evangelical Christians Stand Behind Accused Sexual Predators

Principles have given way to raw, ugly partisanship.
Issac J. Bailey
11.13.17
Views My Own

My Struggle to Feel Empathy for Police

It's natural to get angry and even numb when it comes to police shootings, but we need to rise above those feelings.
Issac J. Bailey
10.26.17
barack obama

What I Wish Obama Had Said

President Obama said just the opposite of what I wanted to hear – and it was just what I needed.
Issac J. Bailey
1.11.17
Stuff

After Mourning the Charleston Shooting Victims, White People Still Voted Trump

South Carolina residents prayed with Marjorie McIver after her sister was killed by Dylann Roof—and yet they also supported a presidential candidate who trafficked in inflammatory rhetoric.
Issac J. Bailey
12.13.16