Michael Jaycox is assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Seattle University, where he teaches undergraduate theology courses and maintains a strong research profile on racial justice. He has been a white participant in the Black Lives Matter movement himself in St. Louis, Ferguson, and Seattle, and his forthcoming book will be titled Social Anger and the Struggle for Justice: Emotion, Grassroots Protest, and Catholic Social Ethics.

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Bishops' call for peace amid racism is obscure, counterproductive

NCR Today: It can be easy to lose sight of the struggles and wounds that continue to mark the everyday existence of many residents of this nation.