I recently realized I wanted to stop reading modern books about race and justice and theology and spirituality, and instead start with the basics that everyone I know has read and references casually, but which I never actually read on my own. I asked my friend Jazzy for a good place to start, and she… Continue reading Christianity as a technique of survival for the oppressed
Importing all my posts from my other blog
I wrote anonymously a bit last summer on a blog called “White Guy, Black Liberation”. I was trying to figure out how to write about these things without putting myself at the forefront of what I was learning. I’m still very wary about trying to be seen as an authority… when some of my blog posts on… Continue reading Importing all my posts from my other blog
Can America survive if it doesn’t reckon with the legacy of White Supremacy?
I needed a break from Kendi’s “How to Be An Antiracist” (I seldom am able to read books the whole way through at once), so I picked up my first book by James H. Cone, “Black Theology & Black Power”. I haven’t even made it past the introduction, but I’ve already hit a quote that… Continue reading Can America survive if it doesn’t reckon with the legacy of White Supremacy?
The White Evangelical church is the sunken place
I recently heard the White Evangelical church described as the “sunken place”, and I can’t get it out of my head. Here are my thoughts. Spoilers ahead for the movie Get Out! In Get Out, a seemingly friendly progressive white family brings Black people out to their house where the wife hypnotizes them. Each hypnotized… Continue reading The White Evangelical church is the sunken place
The White Evangelical Fallacy of Un-biased Engagement with Scripture
I didn’t expect so much about this blog to be about religion early on, but having just discovered some amazing resources like Brandi Miller’s Reclaiming My Theology podcast, it’s just natural. My goal is not to write what I think uniquely, but primarily what I discover and learn from others, so… what I learn I… Continue reading The White Evangelical Fallacy of Un-biased Engagement with Scripture
Common Questions: Isn’t Race Just a Social Construct?
The short answer to this question is: Yes. Yes, it is. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have power and impact, and therefore it doesn’t mean we can just ignore it. The long answer will have to come from a sociologist or whoever it is that studies these sorts of things. But I can try… Continue reading Common Questions: Isn’t Race Just a Social Construct?
Definition: White Evangelicalism
Context: I’m trying to get reasonably clear definitions of all the terms I either use or have heard lately, so I’m going to start collecting definitions here. These definition posts will be edited as I learn or think more. My working definition: As with White Supremacy, I don’t have a perfect working definition, but a… Continue reading Definition: White Evangelicalism
Definition: White Supremacy
Context: I’m trying to get reasonably clear definitions of all the terms I either use or have heard lately, so I’m going to start collecting definitions here. These definition posts will be edited as I learn or think more. My working definition: I don’t have one yet. 🙂 If you made me write out a… Continue reading Definition: White Supremacy
A modern resource! Finally!
I wrote a post last week that’s still sitting in my drafts. I’ve re-written almost every part of it at least a few times, and I’m still unsure about publishing it. I may write more later about all of my fears and concerns around writing these blog posts, about why I started the anonymously, and… Continue reading A modern resource! Finally!
How I Know Donald Trump is Racist, and Why It Doesn’t Matter
I’ve realized recently that many of my online conversations with conservative friends about race and justice and politics have been derailed when they suggest that Donald Trump’s racism (or, in their eyes, his not being a racist) is a key factor in the conversations around politics and race. When these folks talk about an individual… Continue reading How I Know Donald Trump is Racist, and Why It Doesn’t Matter