Race, Race and Education, Racism and Higher Education

Racism 099: The Big (White) Man on Campus

"In the decades before the American Revolution, merchants and planters became not just the benefactors of colonial society but its new masters.  Slaveholders became college presidents.  The wealth of the traders determined the locations and decided the fates of colonial schools.  Profits from the sale and purchase of human beings paid for campuses and swelled… Continue reading Racism 099: The Big (White) Man on Campus

Cross- cultural relationships, Healing from Race, Race, Race and Education, Race and Naming, Talking About Race

Harvard Graduate School of Education teaches us how to talk about ‘race, controversy and trauma’

"It shouldn't be special when a church calls out racism and hatred.  It should be the rule, not the exception." {Tyler Jones} "We preach that the root is sin, but it's too uncomfortable for us to call the sin by its full name: white supremacy." {Michael Slater} Following unflinching and stern words of rebuke against the… Continue reading Harvard Graduate School of Education teaches us how to talk about ‘race, controversy and trauma’

Hate, Hate Crimes, Healing from Race, Race, Race and Education

Is it the same old song?

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma released a song (although anonymously) that the university's president, David Boren, called "disgraceful" in a speech this afternoon.  Apparently headed to a party, the young men decided to prepare themselves for a good time by chanting these words: "There will never be a ni**** SAE.… Continue reading Is it the same old song?

Church Identity, Church Unity, Healing from Race, Ministry of Reconciliation, Multicultural Church, Multicultural Ministry, Post- racial, Post-racial Christianity, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Culture, Race and Education, Race and Faith Formation, Race and Identity, Race and Santification, Race and Social Privilege, Race and the American Church, Race and the Attributes of God, Race and the Church, Race and the Enlightenment, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

The Double- Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

The conversation I entered into with the attendees of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's ChurchWorks this week picks back up and concludes here: I suppose that it is a matter of pride and it’s a mind game. James uses the descriptor “double- minded” when speaking of the doubter who prays[i] but this two-ness is found both in… Continue reading The Double- Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

Church Identity, Church Unity, Conferences, Healing from Race, Ministry of Reconciliation, Multicultural Church, Post- racial, Post-racial Christianity, Privilege, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Culture, Race and Education, Race and Faith Formation, Race and Identity, Race and Social Privilege, Race and the Divine Image, Race and the Spiritual Life, Race and Theology, Raceless Christianity, Racial Formation, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

The Double-Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

This week, I was in Decatur, Georgia and presented at ChurchWorks, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship conference for ministers of spiritual formation and education.  I, along with several others, spoke about the theological rumblings and ruminations of our shared ministry with Christ.  I will present part one of the message here: “Jesus loves the little children/… Continue reading The Double-Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

Race and Education, Racism, Segregation

Pledging Racism

A University of Alabama sorority is being accused of racism after an article is published by its student- run paper, The Crimson White.  In "The Final Barrier: 50 years later, segregation still exists," it is alleged that several sororities prevented women from pledging because of the social construct of race.  Despite being institutions of learning, some campuses remained… Continue reading Pledging Racism

Race, Race and Education

Robert Jensen’s “The Color of the Race Problem Is White”

Robert Jensen, an author and professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas, seeks to discuss and reframe the "race problem" in this discussion.