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
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
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
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!
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
I’ve seen the book “White Fragility” recommended and at the top of so many people’s justice-related reading lists. I’ve already recommended it to one person when our attempts to talk through the general concept of white people being fragile broke down. But! I haven’t read it. And I’ve started to see bubblings of criticism arise… Continue reading Criticism of the book “White Fragility”
Every once in a while I’ll hear someone say, “I don’t feel comfortable saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ or putting up BLM signs because I disagree with the organization.” I don’t have any discomfort with the organization, but I also can’t say that I know everything about it, so I was curious to learn what made… Continue reading Can I Say “Black Lives Matter” if I Don’t Agree With the Official Organization?
I didn’t start hearing the term “ally” until college, when a girl in my dorm identified herself as an “ally”, meaning, “someone who stands for LGBTQ people and their rights.” On one hand, I appreciate the idea of choosing an identify for oneself. “I am someone who chooses to spends energy, money, and relational capital… Continue reading Being an Anti-Racist Ally: A resource
Just a gathering of links I find helping me start to organize my thinking. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAJZbk_gyqS/?igshid=sijjrvxm7y65 https://twitter.com/austinchanning/status/1273011771066982400 https://twitter.com/mrmedina/status/1273102312563712000/photo/1