“The kingdom of God for which the true

“The kingdom of God for which the true

“The kingdom of God for which the true prophets are now in the streets crying out, demanding, will upend our white world no matter how much we believe ourselves to be allies. Perhaps we can participate in that coming kingdom, but we do so in a confessional posture…not a prophetic stance.” http://rachelhackenberg.com/dear-white-preachers-take-off-your-prophets-mantel/

The Green Lantern

It’s Official: Black People are Now Superhuman

Variations of the trope have existed for years beyond count. The myth that the “Middle Passage” had the effect of selecting only the strongest African captives, while the weaker ones died. Then, those who survived were further selected for strength through generations of enslavement. Which leads us to the persistent belief that Black people are athletically superior.
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unfair

On Empathy and Being Treated Unfairly

The other month, I found myself in a conversation with a long-time family friend from the church I grew up in. She’s a teacher in a public school and she began telling me about some of her frustrations when I mentioned that I do antiracism training. She’s white, and her school has seen a dramatic
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When There is No Peace: Where are the Saints? Reflections on visiting Ferguson.

When There is No Peace: Where are the Saints? Reflections on visiting Ferguson.

Pam Nath has been living and working in New Orleans for the past seven years. She works for Mennonite Central Committee Central States and is a Roots of Justice trainer. She wrote this post for distribution to various Mennonite church publications as well as ROJ. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has
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What’s Up With 68% of White People?

What’s Up With 68% of White People?

Pew Research has released a new poll showing that merely 37% of White people believe that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, raises important issues about race. (Compare to 80% of African Americans.) I know that there will always be some who “don’t see race” (supposedly), but a full two-thirds in what seems like such
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Favoritism (Privilege) is a Form of Discrimination

Favoritism (Privilege) is a Form of Discrimination

I came across an interesting article summarizing a study that found that “Favoritism, not hostility, causes most discrimination.” The main point of the findings is that social scientists have studied discrimination as hostility towards out-groups (negative discrimination) and have not spent much time studying the effects of favoritism towards in-groups (positive discrimination). I find this helpful
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