Race Issues
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Black or White

by Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted 1/23/15, 01:00 am

Rare is the movie that can eloquently address racial divisiveness without making us feel as if we just took our daily multivitamin—healthy but flavorless. Black or White (PG-13 for strong language) is this year’s vitamin. Acting heavyweights Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer take care of the eloquence—giving nuanced and deeply felt performances—but it is not enough for a film that boils down to a melodramatic public service announcement with our nation’s ongoing racial tensions as the backdrop.

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Lecrae and two of my favorite old white guys

by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/15/15, 10:51 am

With the Roe v. Wade anniversary one week away, I’m about to ask you to do something that I rarely do: Watch a 37-minute video. (That’s about 30 minutes longer than those I might click on.)

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America's most surprising military victory was also a win over prejudice

by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/08/15, 11:32 am

Two hundred years ago today, on January 8, 1815, the Battle of New Orleans ended with dramatic casualty numbers: 71 Americans vs. 2,042 British soldiers. You may know the basics, but probably never heard about the importance of U.S. Gen. Andrew Jackson’s beliefs.

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