My Reading List

I’ve been asked a lot lately about what folks can read to learn more about race, justice, ethnicity, etc. so I’ve decided to collect together what I’ve read, what I’m reading, and what I hope to read next. I’ve read a lot of articles and summaries and read very, very few actual books. I’m hoping… Continue reading My Reading List

“Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” (or, at least, I am)

(title referring to the Avenue Q song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist“, not necessarily saying everyone’s racist) When I was a freshman in college, well-intentioned but inexperienced in the ways of cross-cultural relationships, I joined an organization called InterVarsity that focuses, among other things, on “racial reconciliation”–working to intentionally bring together people of different races in love and,… Continue reading “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” (or, at least, I am)

First they came for the Black people, and I did not speak out

(title in reference to “First they came …“) It’s the year 2014, in the United States of America, and the people whose entire livelihood is supposed to be the protection of civilians–the keeping of peace, the upholding of our freedoms, the protection of citizens–have donned military garb, weapons, tactics, and ideologies, and are advancing on… Continue reading First they came for the Black people, and I did not speak out

Isn’t that “racist”?

The word “racist” has a lot of weight attached to it. It’s the most powerful and descriptive word to address race-based discrimination, oppression, and general bad attitudes and behavior. However, it’s also painful and offensive to people who aren’t racist (or don’t consider themselves racist.) So how can we work around such a weighted term?… Continue reading Isn’t that “racist”?