Sara Shendelman: The only way to ensure safety is for everyone to row together. December 21 2012 is an actual time for a transition. There are forces at work, there are opportunities to help.
Sharon Kyle: In a culture where “whiteness” is rarely mentioned and hardly ever critically examined it is not surprising that the women in my church saw the story as heartwarming and uplifting. I, on the other hand, saw this as just another story of the black experience as viewed through the white lens.