racism http://wrkf.org en At 102, Reflections On Race And The End Of Life http://wrkf.org/post/102-reflections-race-and-end-life <em>Rosa Finnegan celebrated her 102nd birthday on Wednesday. She was born in 1912 — the year the Titanic sank. She stopped working at 101 and now lives in a nursing home in Massachusetts. Time has gone by fast, she says.</em><p><em>Below are excerpts from Rosa's interview, reported and produced by </em><a href="http://aridanielshapiro.wordpress.com/">Ari Daniel</a><em> and Caitrin Lynch. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 22504 at http://wrkf.org At 102, Reflections On Race And The End Of Life With New Focus, Episcopal Church Of Louisiana Addressing A History Of Racism http://wrkf.org/post/new-focus-episcopal-church-louisiana-addressing-history-racism <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:06:31 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 21784 at http://wrkf.org With New Focus, Episcopal Church Of Louisiana Addressing A History Of Racism Segregated Church Bathroom Torn Down http://wrkf.org/post/segregated-church-bathroom-torn-down <p>The parishioners of<a href="http://www.olopchurch.org" target="_blank"> Our Lady of Peace</a> in the small plantation town of Vacherie can’t wait to get into their church’s new bathroom building. But for some poorly placed air conditioners, they would have dedicated the building last month.</p><p>For decades, the old bathroom building behind the 113-year-old Catholic church stood like a monument to segregation. A few months back, some members of the community started talking about racism in the church and concluded that bathroom needed to come down.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:36:54 +0000 Amy Jeffries 19967 at http://wrkf.org Segregated Church Bathroom Torn Down Memoir Traces Spiral into Racial Violence Amid Baton Rouge Desegregation Fight http://wrkf.org/post/memoir-traces-spiral-racial-violence-amid-baton-rouge-desegregation-fight <p>Tim Parrish says his memoir, <em><a href="http://timparrishauthor.com/index.php/books/fear-and-what-follows" target="_blank">Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist</a></em>, is not a book he wanted to write. He dreaded reckoning with the racial violence of his adolescence in Baton Rouge in the 1960s and 1970s.<br /><br />An explosion rattled his kitchen windows when a city pool nearby was blown up after it was integrated. As a teenager, Parrish took part in street fights and race riots at his school &ndash; Istrouma High.<br /><br />Parrish traces the roots of his own bigotry to his family and their Baptist congregation.<br /> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:39:44 +0000 Amy Jeffries 17368 at http://wrkf.org Memoir Traces Spiral into Racial Violence Amid Baton Rouge Desegregation Fight