Culture Monk


by Kenneth Justice

~ As I sat at my computer yesterday, looking at images of Baltimore burning, I couldn’t help but think that our country is broken.

Conversation at the coffeehouse has all but simmered down lately. Thanks in large part to computers and WiFi, it becomes more rare to see strangers connect with each other in positive dialogue. Instead, the scene that plays out at the coffee house most days is a myriad of people with headphones in their ears, and their eyes staring blankly at glowing screens.

A good friend of mine called yesterday and bemoaned the heat that he is getting for moving into a predominantly black city, “Almost all of my friends and family are trying to convince me that I’m wrong to be moving there….and all I can think is that its because they are racist; they don’t believe a young white guy should…

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