“Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel Dubose and Cecil the Lion

This New York Times article really needs no introduction. Roxane Gay has thoughtfully and exceptionally written in response to the recent murders of both Mr. Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion.  The connections made are striking and leave no one untouched.  I hope that her words contribute to our ongoing conversations on the social construct […]

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Soong-Chan Rah on the Racialization and Nationalization of the Image of God

Soong- Chan Rah talks about the strengths and weaknesses of a transcendent imagination, exceptionalism, the racialization and nationalization of the image of God at Wheaton College.  Let us think more deeply about the impact of the social construct of race on our theology and anthropology.  

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Race Together

Race Together is a new initiative and partnership between Starbucks and USA Today. They are hoping to get their customers talking about race.  Race Together hopes to tackle racism through conversation and there is much to talk about with the recent death of an African American Mississippi man, Otis James Byrd, the alleged assault of a […]

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Michelle Alexander talks about the future of race

Lawyer and advocate, Michelle Alexander talks about her concern for criminals and the prison system at a Tedx talk in Columbus.  She argues that the criminal justice system functions like “a system of social control (“race control”) instead of crime control.”  She argues that these prisons serve to create casts and manage “caste control.”  And she […]

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