Issac J. Bailey

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Marianne Williamson Wants to Make Democrats the Party of Faith

For progressive, religious people like me, the 2020 candidate has a powerful message
Issac J. Bailey
3 days ago
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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
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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
11.1.18
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Conservatives Could Learn a Lot from How McCain Handled Race

He made plenty of mistakes but was open about his failures. That's more than can be said for many on the right today.
Issac J. Bailey
8.27.18
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My Brothers Have Committed Violent Acts, but They Aren't 'Animals'

I understand better than most why we shouldn't demonize even people who have committed horrible crimes.
Issac J. Bailey
8.16.18
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'Civility' Is What Gave Us Trump in the First Place

To fight injustice, you need incivility.
Issac J. Bailey
7.10.18
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I've Helped Separate Kids from Parents in Court, So I Know How Awful It Is

The job was among the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.
Issac J. Bailey
6.22.18
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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
6.11.18
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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
4.27.18
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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
3.2.18
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America's Gun Violence Epidemic Runs Far Deeper Than Parkland

It's good that the Florida school shooting has inspired so much outrage, because most shootings don't.
Issac J. Bailey
2.23.18
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Let's Not Forget the Apathy That Made Trump's Presidency Possible

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