JER 7: 23-28
PS 95: 1-2, 6-7, 8-9
LK 11: 14-23
*Today's reflection comes from the Ignatian Solidarity Network's Lent blog, "Lift Every Voice: A Lenten Journey Toward Racial Justice." (http://ignatiansolidarity.net/blog/2016/03/02/day-23-separate-unequal-hostile/)
The Urban League of Cincinnati recently published “The State of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities.” At 150 pages of careful statistical analysis, the report describes itself as a “bleak, possibly overwhelming snapshot of Cincinnati’s African American community and its economic and social challenges.” From health care and education to employment and incarceration, the picture of “Black Cincinnati” is bleak indeed, and not a little overwhelming to this white reader and citizen.