"It’s almost as though blackness is so associated with crime that you’re ready to pick out these crime objects out of the environment than if you’re exposed to a white face," she said. Her work has carried over to criminal justice. She found that death row defendants were twice as likely to receive a death sentence if they looked "stereotypically black" than if they did not. In light of her discoveries, Eberhardt is working with police forces "to design interventions to improve policing and to help them build and maintain trust with the communities they serve," the MacArthur Foundation says.

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"Oh, it’s easy to put your old shadows into a palette" says the lady at the MAC store. Meanwhile I’ve cut my hand, nearly burned my house down, singed several fingers, and ruined half of the shadows I was trying to transfer. (at MAC Cosmetics) High-res

"Oh, it’s easy to put your old shadows into a palette" says the lady at the MAC store. Meanwhile I’ve cut my hand, nearly burned my house down, singed several fingers, and ruined half of the shadows I was trying to transfer. (at MAC Cosmetics)

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It struck me recently, after one of my quiet carpool rides, that my generation of parents – we of the soon-to-be or recently 40 year old Gen X variety, the former latchkey children of the Cold War and an MTV that actually played videos, former Atari-owners who were raised by the the Cosby Show and John Hughes, graduated high school with the kids from 90210, then lumbered through our 20s with Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey and flip phones – is perhaps the last to straddle a life experience both with and without the Internet and all its social media marvels. After all, I didn’t even learn to use e-mail until I was 19 and a sophomore in college in 1993, and only for a slightly cringe-worthy reason: a cute boy at another college asked me to e-mail him. My generation, it seems, had the last of the truly low-tech childhoods, and now we are among the first of the truly high-tech parents.

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For the past 50 years, Asian-Americans have been the so-called model minority — the minority group held up by politicians and the media to demonstrate the potential for success for people who aren’t white. It is no coincidence that this narrative arose alongside the black power movement in the 1960s. Asian-American success over time became a rhetorical bludgeon used to deny the real and ongoing effects of institutional racism and white supremacy on African-Americans. Ronald Reagan, for example, called Asian-Americans “exemplars of hope and inspiration” while denouncing black women on welfare. The existence of Asian-Americans was a way to deny the significance of whiteness and the hardship of exclusion from it.

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Date night is fun but coming home to a snuggler who waited up for us is pretty cool, too. High-res

Date night is fun but coming home to a snuggler who waited up for us is pretty cool, too.

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Exploring Crystal Cove for our date night! @markhowerton  (at Crystal Cove Beach) High-res

Exploring Crystal Cove for our date night! @markhowerton (at Crystal Cove Beach)

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Now, we all know Olivia and Fitz will make their way back to each other. It’s just a matter of how long it’ll take. As a bandwaggoner shipper for them, I can’t make up my mind on whether I want this to happen or not. Sometimes, they annoy me to no end and then other times, their bomb chemistry has me rooting for “one minute.” IDK. We shall see. All I know is that I don’t want Olivia being some crumbling mess next to him. THAT IS ALL I KNOW! And Jake? Well, he’s the king, President, CEO and Executive Director of the Friend Zone. Bless his heart.

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Ellen shared old tech gadgets with kids

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Reconciliation requires more than a rainbow of skin-tones at the 11:00 o’clock service. Diversity without justice is assimilation. And assimilation makes clear whose culture is the favored one, the good one, the right one, the holy one. If your culture is the standard for rightness, you have found the Imago Dei in others to be insufficient. It is the definition of racism- the assumed superiority of your race, your culture, your way of being. We can discuss who is assimilating into what, how and why, but a pound of diversity without an ounce of justice, is not reconciliation. Reconciliation is how we respond after being told we are racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, agist, ableist congregation hiding behind platitudes of love rather than acting justly. Reconciliation is having our hearts broken that people are experiencing these things, not having our feelings hurt for being called out on it. Reconciliation is staying in relationship until all these are cast out and love reigns.

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How are Christians reasoning that the LGBTQ community is the cause of the fall of the family, and evil at the core when it’s us, the gays who are wanting to be a part of church but get turned away?! I’m face-to-face with messages from people whose desire to grow closer to God and the people of God is consistently met with rejection and hopelessness. These people have only one conclusion that they can draw from this — that God must not want them. And the Church is responsible.

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