Harold Dean Trulear Extended Interview

Watch more of our discussion with Harold Dean Trulear, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, about racial disparities in American society, religious ideas on human dignity, and revenge versus justice in contemporary culture. Harold Dean Trulear is director of the Healing Communities Prison Ministry and Reentry Project in Philadelphia and associate professor of applied theology at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC.

 

  • Wendell Anderson

    My wife is a regular viewer of this show, which I find interesting when I do occasionally watch.

    In this episode today, Saturday 14th the moderator intimated to the guest Harold Trulear about “black on black violence”, as if this was the only worthy perspective of violent crime in society. As stated in conversation, the disparity of viewpoint about the Martin mudfer between American Whites versus American blacks demonstrate a sick divide that has not diminished very much in last century,

    One intractable contributor to this opposite feeling is the lingering aspects of racial prejudice that very few are willing to openly and honestly discuss and come to grips with.

    Since the white on white mass killings across the country represent serious concerns for violence in society, there is not need or justification to “differentiate” the race of violence, other than plight of victims, root causes of violence and murder and energetic search for viable solutions.

    Having lived elsewhere, in Canada, England and in island of Bermuda, the pervasive racism of a significant of Whites here in USA, even unconscious, stands out significantly in a very negative way from the ethnic and social problems experienced in these above places, and serves as a malignant cancer on the health of the USA.

  • Pastor Pamela Dillon

    Dr.Harold Trulear did an extrodinary job relying the heart felt message of racial disparities to the world. He is a intelligent leader that Ethnic americans are grateful to call a faith and civic leader.

  • sharon salaam

    There is an all out war against African Americans particularly children that I don’t feel will be eradicated. The kind
    of justice we need will have to come from Almighty God thru men..Slavery has torn and fragmented the African American experience in this country and has become a mental illness fed by paranoia, insecurity, and a lack
    of autonomy among African people and their leaders..This country has become sick with a disease that may destroy it if they don’t get a grip on what is going on.

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