Why White People Should Like Critical Race Theory

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on July 1, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  People are trying to get Critical Race Theory (CRT) banned from being taught in school districts (evenContinue reading “Why White People Should Like Critical Race Theory”

The Trumpism Movement

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 17, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The mob that desecrated the Capitol building, ending with destruction and death on theContinue reading “The Trumpism Movement”

LNP Best Workplaces

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on December 16, 2020 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor. The LNP should be lauded for sponsoring the idea of a “Best Workplaces” insert.  No doubt itContinue reading “LNP Best Workplaces”

We Must Live Up to the US Motto

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on Nov. 16, 2020 in LNP/LanasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. As we ponder the aftermath of the presidential election, one thing is clear. We are still a divided nation.  Bridging that divide and learning how to communicate with oneContinue reading “We Must Live Up to the US Motto”

A Christian-Veteran-Doctor-Father’s Thoughts about the Death of Breonna Taylor

Written by Justin Wilson, MD, Manheim Township. This piece was first posted on Sept. 24, 2020 on Facebook. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I don’t often post much, and I definitely never post anything political or about current events.  But now, I have been moved in such a manner that not posting my thoughtsContinue reading “A Christian-Veteran-Doctor-Father’s Thoughts about the Death of Breonna Taylor”

It’s All White and All Wrong

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on Oct. 26, 2020 on Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Thoughts Penned After Ahmaud It’s a white people problem. And yet that’s not how most white people talk about it. They speak in lots of “he should haves,” orContinue reading “It’s All White and All Wrong”