By Todd E. Brady
Vice president for university ministries, Union University, Jackson
Some Americans participated in the election process not by affixing the “I voted” sticker on their sweater and then going home to watch the returns in their pajamas. Instead, they sought to protect their assets. In what was a sad display of the realization of our society’s lack of civility, anticipation of unpeaceful protests, violence in the streets, and potential looting in response to the presidential election caused many businesses to actually bar their doors and board up their windows.
Images of these boarded-up businesses were like those of people on the Gulf Coast anticipating a coming hurricane. It’s one thing for damage to be done by a storm of nature, but it’s an entirely different thing for damage to be done by the violence coming from our own hands. [Read more…]