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: How do you see it?

~ An author unknown Colored people.  Do we really see beige, black, brown, red, yellow,  and white people?  By this, I mean, do you see persons who’s skin is physically colored this way living with you, walking past you, standing in line or behind the counter at the grocery store? If the answer is no and I […]

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Keepin’ the Black Man Down: How Race Positions Us

To be a socially colored “black” person is to be kept down, prevented from rising and especially not to the top. If you are up, then you are an “uppity Negro” and out of place, out of character. You think that you are “better than your own people” and need to be taken down a […]

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One Finish Line

Race does not exist.  It is but a construct of our social imagination; a single mental image that is perceived as real and that we have agreed to bring into our reality.   It is but a dream filled with mythical characters like the mammy, brute, Jezebel, and Uncle Tom.  It is a place where people become colors– black, […]

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