Church Identity, Healing from Race, Ministry of Reconciliation, Politics and Christian Witness, Preaching and Race, Race and American Church history, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Civil Rights, Race and Culture, Race and Faith, Race and Politics, Race and the Church, Race and Theology, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“How long? Not Long!”

"How long will we waver between two opinions?" ~ First Kings 18.21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAYITODNvlM Delivered on the steps of Montgomery, Alabama's State Capitol, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech after a successful march from Selma to Montgomery on March 25, 1965.  I was reminded of his words after hearing someone say, "We've… Continue reading “How long? Not Long!”

Healing from Race, Ministry of Reconciliation, Prejudice, Privilege, Privilege Systems, Race, Race and Politics, Race and Privilege, Race and Social Privilege, White Privilege

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-BY9UEewHw

Race, Race and Police Brutality, Race and Politics, Racial Profiling, Stereotyping

New Revised Version: Profiling guidance is released again

No indictment again and more cases involving European American police officers and African American men and children.  Persons are in city streets protesting again.  Attorney General Eric Holder has revised the 2003 racial profiling guidelines and has expanded them to include gender, gender identity, national origin, religion and sexual orientation.  But, do we need to… Continue reading New Revised Version: Profiling guidance is released again

Race, Race and Politics, Teaching Racelessness

Race will not get my vote

I've heard it all before, same candidate, same speech.  Race's promises are more of the same: "I'll give you more hatred and reminders to separate.  I'll raise your fears about others and your doubts about yourself.  A vote for me is a vote for less of you.  Now, get out there and vote for what… Continue reading Race will not get my vote

Race, Race and Human Evolution, Race and Politics

Gone Bananas?

A picture of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama photoshopped to include a banana was tweeted by Irina Rodnina.  Despite the fact that humans come from humans, the piece of fruit has historically been used to suggest that persons from Africa or of African descent derived from apes.[1]  Rodnina is an MP from Vladimir Putin's… Continue reading Gone Bananas?

Race and Politics

Race Fact #26: Thomas Jefferson On Race

"I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, the the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in endowments both of body and mind." ~ Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1785

Race and Christian Witness, Race and Politics

Black America: Reaping harvest of racial idolatry?

Political activist, Alan Keyes asks of African Americans who are Christians if their "conscience will sleep forever" in an article posted by WND.  Keyes questions the Christian conviction of those who support President Barack Obama in spite of his support of abortion and homosexuality, things that the Bible opposes.  Keyes believes that this is evidence of… Continue reading Black America: Reaping harvest of racial idolatry?