Thursday, February 20, 2014
Where are the African-American cardinals?
The National Catholic Reporter recently assigned Hiedi Schlumpf to interviewed me and subsequently published the following article first in their Jan 31-Feb 13 weekend print edition and now on their web site:
Note: There were a few points I wanted to address:
1. I spoke of St. Xavier's having three African Americans in the Nursing Program, but I did not tell her that I was one of the three.
2. I told the interviewer that I was one of seven African Americans in the Liberal Arts Program and that the other six dropped out for various reasons and that I was the lone one to graduate.
3. I mentioned that I was a long-time member of Corpus Christi Church, but that it was at Holy Cross Church where my siblings and I were made to sit at the back of the church.
On the whole, the article was well-written and I am pleased with the overall effect which is to serve the purpose of focusing attention on the lack of African American cardinals.
Thank you, Hiedi Schlumpf & the National Catholic Reporter.
Here is the text of the article:
This story appeared in the print issue under the headline: