This great two-minute video put together by the New York Times highlights words of truth and justice from Colin Kaepernick’s recent speech accepting the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International. The hatred Kaepernick has received for his courageous determination to address this nation’s racism only proves his points. “I’ve realized that our love, that sometimes manifests itself as black rage, is a beautiful form of defiance against a system that seeks to suppress our humanity,” Kaepernick said. Amen. Read More
The “unreckoned-with reality of white evangelical racism permeates American life,” an evangelical leader reminded more than fifty prominent evangelicals gathered recently at Wheaton College in Chicago. Read More
Racism is a great flash point in American culture, carrying centuries of weight and denial. I am so tired of the denial, and yet as a white person I am privileged to merely experience anger and sadness over our state of affairs. For my friends of color, the reality is a constant source of stress, danger, and injustice. And an op-ed piece in today’s New York Times gives a hint of the level of frustration and exhaustion no doubt felt by many people of color.
“Should I give up on white people?” That’s the title and main question raised by George Yancy, a philosophy professor at Emory University and an African American. It’s about the despicable, hate-filled comments and threats he received for another New York Times op-ed piece in 2015, called “Dear White America.” He had started that earlier article with these words: Read More