Since the beginning of August, 2018, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ have been housing asylum seekers in a wing of their Wichita, KS Center called The Stan Rother Hospitality Center. They have housed 26 immigrants including 17 children. While the sisters at the Center are glad to have them, they have placed additional demand on those who are retired or semi-retired. As summer approaches and 5 of the children will no longer be in school, they are wondering if there are persons willing to assist for a week or two providing assistance with drives to appointments, the library or the park; sorting clothes; supervising outdoor activities; or continuing English instruction. Housing and meals will be provided. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“Law and Order” as a Racist Dog Whistle
Merriam Webster defines a dog whistle as “a coded message communicated through words or phrases commonly understood by a particular group of people, but not by others.” When politicians or acquaintances use the phrase “law and order,” it may be a way of signaling one’s support for harsh law enforcement that targets people of color. One example is our history of Southern elected officials and law enforcement claiming that the nonviolent actions of the Civil Rights movement were a “breakdown of law and order.” It’s also evidenced today by the use of the phrase in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.