The Separation of Race and Faith

The social construct of race and its commandments are often used as supplemental material for the Bible.  Or, we take out the characters of the Bible altogether and insert our culture– but no one else’s.  God’s promises are for us and not them.  God is talking to us and not them.  The social construct of […]

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If we think that God is ‘a white man’

“God is a white man.”  This is not a new declaration but an old reduction made by persons who argue against a belief in the God of Christianity because in the name of this God, persons have stolen, enslaved, sold, raped, murdered, pillaged and annihilated indigenous cultures of the earth.  They surmise, God must be white because they are not […]

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White Privileges Denied

I wonder what our lives would be like if those who are privileged by race would deny these social entitlements.  What change could be brought about if when persons are offered a pass, a perk, a protection or the benefit of doubt, they would reject it?  How might we be challenged if we did not accept what we did not earn, if we […]

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A 3- Minute Lesson on Race

You’ve got time for this class and it is brought to you by Jenée Desmond Harris.  It is a lesson that must be learned and that bears repeating.  Harris starts from the beginning of race and no, she does not begin in the book of Genesis.  Lie #1 struck down.  Race is not that old. […]

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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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Oppressed People Privileges

If you are a member of a historically oppressed group, it seems that there are some privileges that come with the category.  While persons who are oppressed are certainly deserving of liberation, protection from the threat of future harm, reparations and restorative justice, it seems that members of this group and those who would like to […]

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The Apartheid Museum

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ~ Nelson Mandela If you would like to learn more about apartheid in South Africa, please visit the Apartheid Museum, which opened in 2001.  In addition to exhibits, the museum offers […]

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