Race As Social Formation

Like you, I inherited the identity that comes with the social construct of race and also the burden of its life and history.  Initially, I accepted it.  I didn’t know of any other option or way of being so I learned about being black. I read books and watched documentaries on Black history.  I took […]

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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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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/ […]

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New Day, New Me

“We need the courage to create ourselves daily.” ~ Maya Angelou Race is finished.  It is done with us.  It has nothing new to add but has concluded that we are more of the same.  We are all just colored people. Race stereotypes us, box us up, prepackaged us long before we were born.  It […]

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We made the rules

“History is made by those who break the rules.” ~ An author unknown If you want to get me fired up, just start talking about how helpless we are in terms of race. If you want to get me energized, just start telling me what I can’t do because of racism, prejudice and stereotypes.  Start […]

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Eric Deggans shows us “How to talk about race”

Author and journalist, Eric Deggans leads a discussion on race at a Ted talk in Bloomington and puts the social construct in its place.  Well- informed and well- intentioned, he makes the uncomfortable conversation comfortable and invites us all to “jump in.”

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