Concluding Our Investigation of the Histories of Racism

The final installment in a series investigating the histories of racism, white supremacy and enslavement in the people and lands of Christ Church Easton.

What Now?

In one and a half years as priest-in-charge of Christ Church Easton, I have fallen in love with the lands and peoples Continue reading “Concluding Our Investigation of the Histories of Racism”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton

Article 9: Modern Age, Modern Racism

In the 20th century, the lands and peoples of Easton would be transformed as modernity took hold, but so too would racism, in modern form. This article will review this trajectory as the means for concluding this series, bringing our investigation Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton 

An Investigation of  Our Histories of Racism, White Supremacy and Enslavement 

Rev. Ally Brundige – Photo by Richard Falco

It was in a 1965 Ebony essay that James Baldwin once said history wasn’t something to be read, that it didn’t refer merely to the past. No, he wrote, “the Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

Column: In Search of Good News

On or about Nov. 5 (depending upon which hemisphere they were floating over), the crew of the International Space Station reported that they had tacos made with freshly picked chili peppers. They grew the peppers on the space station from seeds. None of the crew had eaten a fresh Continue reading “Column: In Search of Good News”

Commentary: End ‘Zero-Sum’ Thinking, Earn ‘Solidarity Dividend’

Ideas for Dealing With Racial, Ethnic and Socio-Economic Issues

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles probing causation and correlation in the impact of racism on public policy issues, as discussed in a new book on the subject. 

“We know what we need. Why can’t Continue reading “Commentary: End ‘Zero-Sum’ Thinking, Earn ‘Solidarity Dividend’”

Column: PTSD

History, especially American history, interests me. It is filled with adventures, tragedies and comedies. Every historian is a storyteller who brings his or her own perspective to the information. The best historians are those who keep the story interesting without pursuing personal Continue reading “Column: PTSD”

Letter: We Support Efforts to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our Schools

To the Editor:

As Easton residents and parents, particularly those of us with children currently attending Easton Public Schools, we share the belief that our educational institutions best serve students, as well as their missions in the larger society, when they proactively promote Continue reading “Letter: We Support Efforts to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our Schools”

Letter: Racism/Anti-semitism in Plain Sight?

To the Editor:

I have been reading with interest the series of letters to the editor and the mailing to all Easton residents by the Citizens for Responsible Government regarding a number of issues but seem to be especially focused on the issue of racism in Easton. The mailing says Continue reading “Letter: Racism/Anti-semitism in Plain Sight?”

Board of Selectmen Meeting of Aug. 20

The Board of Selectmen met again with public participation by Zoom and a Facebook live feed.
The board approved the minutes of the July 16 meeting. The board canceled its regular first Thursday in August meeting due to a lack of power at the Town Hall as a consequence of the recent Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of Aug. 20”

Board of Selectmen Meeting of July 16

The board met once again with public participation largely limited to online platforms. The board approved the minutes of our June 18 meeting. No opening public comment was offered.

A routine approval of a driveway permit release of bond for 17 Tatetuck Trail was granted. The board Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of July 16”

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