There's one subject that my town--city of Lansing, Michigan--needs to talk about honestly and that's the racial division that exists. I'm tired of tip-toeing around this. I live in a mixed neighborhood that seems to work. But, the blacks keep to themselves and so do the whites, at least pretty much.
Our mayor seems hesitant to talk about it. Sure, there will be a big breakfast on Martin Luther King's birthday and then it's back in the closet.
My church is moving out of the neighborhood because it's getting too "ethnic."
What's the answer? Is there one? I just pulled a book off the shelf by Dr. Dwight Perry--Building Unity in the Church of the New Millennium--off my shelve. I need to re-read it.