Friday's News & Ideas - 4/2/2021

  • George Floyd’s seven last words
  • Radical Martin Luther King
  • Gallup’s portrait of decline
  • Emotional work of diversity
  • César Chávez day
  • Athletes are podcasting

The seven last words of George Floyd
The Christian Recorder: This year’s Good Friday is especially poignant for African Americans it comes in the middle of the trial of Derek Chauvin for the gruesome murder of George Floyd.

The radical Martin Luther King, Jr. and the left’s challenge today
Religion Dispatches: The anniversary of Dr. King’s murder serves as a springboard for reflection on King’s radical vision for a transformed America.

Behind Gallup’s portrait of church decline
Religion News Service: America’s religious life will be shaped not by secularization alone.

How to deal with emotional triggers in DEI training*
Fast Company: No one talks about the emotional fallout of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Here’s how to manage it.

Biden proclaims César Chávez Day to honor the labor activist
Sojourners: Biden called upon “all Americans to observe this day as a day of service and learning, with appropriate service, community, and education programs to honor César Chávez’s enduring legacy.”

The Spark

The rise of the athlete podcaster
At The New Yorker, how players began telling a new story* about sports.

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