The Color of Character

Black Jewish Unity

Historic Link Threatened

By GlenShuld | November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Black Lives Matter to Jews in both America and Israel. That’s why from the start, Jews have been notably active in the civil rights movement, and leaders of various social justice organizations. That’s why through Operation Moses, Israel airlifted thousands of black Ethiopian Jews to Israel to save them from Moslem oppression. Justice is color…

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She Gets It! Color of Character Review

By GlenShuld | November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

I just had the pleasure of reading a review of The Color of Character in Windy City Times, Chicago’s LGBT newspaper. The review was written by Margo Anderson. Aside from the fact that it’s complimentary, I like it because Ms. Anderson did an excellent job of summing up the story concisely, and pulling out some of…

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My Black Friends Are Conservative

By GlenShuld | November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

It has been a relatively long time since my last post. To my legions and legions of followers (pause for laughter), my apologies.  I know the world has been holding its collective breath for my thoughts. The reason for the delay is the difficulty in finding new ways to say the same thing. Although the topic…

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Tough Love For You Too

By GlenShuld | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have a Google Alert set up on my email to send me notices of internet entries on “racism”. There are no shortages of material. Each day I receive a list of about six entries. I can’t imagine how many are left off the list. Judging by the variety of sources – some are familiar…

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Do the Right Thing – It’s a Commandment!

By GlenShuld | October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

During the recent Jewish High Holidays, the rabbi of our congregation gave two sermons. One was about the rabbi’s participation in the recent march called America’s Journey for Justice. There were over 3,000 participants. This was a 1,000 mile journey from Selma, Alabama to Washington D.C. organized by the NAACP.  Among the co-sponsors was the…

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Associating Conduct with Color, Religion, or Ethnicity

By GlenShuld | September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being white, anything I say about racism that doesn’t correspond to the most extreme left voices of the black and white communities, makes me suspect. To be specific: I must be a racist. Perhaps I am. Living in a major city, I fear becoming a victim of a crime perpetrated by a black male, or…

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Mother (Peggy) Hubbard is Wise

By GlenShuld | September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’ve read my novel or my blogs, you know I am a white guy trying to address the frustrations on all sides surrounding racism in America. I’ve stated that blacks, whites, and all other Americans have work to do. Although that seems obvious, there are some who think that all the responsibility rests entirely…

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Let’s Just Stop It.

By GlenShuld | September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Message to racists of any stripe: You have a misplaced sense of patriotism. You dishonor our country and the best of our heritage. You stand in the way of an even better future for yourself, as well as the rest of us. Message to angry blacks: Racist whites do not represent your white neighbors. Message to uneasy whites: The gang-banging,…

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Hope That Righteous Will Triumph over Hate and Evil

By GlenShuld | September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

This message of hope, although specific, can be taken to heart by all of us in America who need the courage to stare down anyone who wishes to do us harm out of blind hatred because of our race, religion, sexuality, or any other way haters choose to see “the others.” I encourage you to…

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Does Race Only Matter When the Victim is Black?

By GlenShuld | August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve taken a completely unscientific poll of a ridiculously small number of people, but I think that my findings can be extrapolated to reflect many more. Perhaps thousands or even millions. The important quality of my subjects is that they are white, and view themselves as liberal, progressive, or at least not harboring feelings of…

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