“Paying Twice” For A Racial Bias Audit That Council Won’t Vote On

On June 20, one day after the Post & Courier published my op-ed, the Mayor’s office issued a press release disputing factual statements I’d made. This press release contains several erroneous statements, some of which were contradicted by the Mayor during the June 20 council meeting. This document is still on the city website–it was […]

Charleston City Council’s Surprising Conversation

On May 23rd, during the Citizens’ Participation portion of the Charleston City Council meeting, members of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) spoke about the need for the city to hire an external auditor to investigate racial bias in the police department. At CAJM’s Nehemiah Assembly in April, we highlighted this issue in more detail and […]

Transparency, Whiteness, and the Unspeakable

In order to explain why the city of Charleston needs an external audit of its police department, I first need to ask a question. Why is it so hard, for many of us, to say that any police officers ever did anything wrong? We’re willing to criticize presidents and doctors and teachers if we believe […]

Proud to stand with CAJM

It’s almost time for the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) to hold its 2017 Nehemiah Action Assembly, April 24, 7 PM, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on Rivers Avenue. I think you’ll be glad you came, if you can make it. There’ll be some singing, some testimonials, and some questions for our public officials, asking them […]

Missing Conseula

I am not resigned.