Doing justice to our bodies: How race wrongs us (Part Two)

With an increase in the surveillance of bodies socially colored black, I feel it necessary to talk about the valuation of the human body and the Church’s role in such a conversation.  With some persons feeling it necessary to call the police as if a customer service agency for humans they deem damaged due the social construct of […]

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Acceptance

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ has accepted you.” | Romans 15.7, NIV Spawned by reports of the current American president’s remarks on immigration, which included speaking of Haiti and the entire continent of Africa (i.e. some 54 countries and two de facto territories) in terms unbecoming of a human being– much less a president, […]

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Martin Luther King on being a transformed nonconformist

“Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” | Romans 12.2 “‘Do not conform’ is difficult advice in a generation when crowd pressures have unconsciously conditioned our minds and feet to move to the rhythmic drumbeat of the status quo.  Many voices and forces urge us to […]

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Alex Landau: A Story of Police Brutality

So, it’s not a bedtime story and it’s not a new story, which causes me to believe that somewhere and for some people it is true.  I don’t think that you should tuck yourselves in with it and it certainly doesn’t warrant that warm glass a milk.  Frankly, I never really understood this request. Still, […]

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Beyond Prejudice

I often look for resources to share that might assist us in our journey toward understanding ourselves apart from the social construct of race.  Deconstructing this identity is more complicated than the “peeling back the layers.”  It is deeply imbedded in who we are and believe others to be. The paradigm of race must be […]

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Peggy McIntosh at Tedx

Famed author of “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack,” Peggy McIntosh talks privilege and unpacks the meaning of social privilege, positive projections and unearned social disadvantages.  She dispels the myth of meritocracy, the oppression of male privilege, privilege systems and so much more at Tedx in Timberlane.

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Eric Deggans shows us “How to talk about race”

Author and journalist, Eric Deggans leads a discussion on race at a Ted talk in Bloomington and puts the social construct in its place.  Well- informed and well- intentioned, he makes the uncomfortable conversation comfortable and invites us all to “jump in.”

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