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Starting a New Story

by Conrad Moore Ignorance is bliss. White people can decide if and when they want to enter the discussion about systemic racism, or not. We need to go much farther than just conversations about race. It is time to get to the hard work of dismantling institutional racism. The YWCA’s Race Against Racism is merely
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New Independent Lens Documentary

Last week, PBS premiered a new documentary on racism as part of the Independent Lens program. The one-hour film, American Denial, uses the 1944 investigation of Swedish intellectual Gunnar Myrdal into “America’s race problem” as a way to highlight the disconnection between the stated values of US society (it’s citizens as well as its founding documents) and the lived reality of people of
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Is #MuslimLivesMatter a misappropriation?

There is an important conversation going on regarding the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter. The central questions are: Is this a misappropriation of #BlackLivesMatter, because the Black experience of violence in the U.S. is very particular? Or is this a recognition that Muslims are also treated with violence born of white supremacy? Is the very controversy of #MuslimLivesMatter part of
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“Hands Together” and slogans of white supremacy

The other week I was visiting family in the St. Louis area and drove by a billboard showing two hands, one white and one black, making a heart. The only words were “Hands Together.” I don’t know what group created the billboard, but it seems pretty clearly in response to “Hands up, don’t shoot,” a prominent slogan
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“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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