One of the key lessons from the book My Grandmother’s Hands, is to keep speaking up. Esau McCaulley does this for me. I am so grateful.
Governor Kay Ivey tweeted out that the state is BANNING the teaching of Critical Race Theory. They are sticking with teaching reading and writing.Read more
David French is bold: Let me respond bluntly: If you’re not seeing how reactionary politics and intolerant “anti-woke” militancy are manifesting themselves on the right, then you’re not seeing how Christianity and large segments of the new right are opposed to each other. A godless and hateful movement is taking root in all too many American pews, often (and perversely) spread in the name of Christ.Read more
Healing is not accidental. It is not coincidental. Healing in our lives, our thinking, etc., is intentional. It is a process.
This is the journey I have been on and the journey I will be on for the rest of my life. (I almost typed “God willing”, but I know it is God’s will.)Read more
Some tips from Resmaa Menakem on how we can cause trauma today in the lives of black friends if we are not careful:Read more
There is no such thing as race. None… Scientifically, anthropologically, racism is a construct — a social construct. And it has benefits. Money can be made off of it, and people who don’t like themselves can feel better because of it. It can describe certain kinds of behavior that are wrong or misleading. — Toni MorrisonRead more
I will say this plainly: the derisive use of “CRT” and “woke” among (mostly) white male evangelical/fundamentalist leaders and “authorities” is the 2021 version of the “N” word in the 1960s. Words matter. HOW we use those words matter.Read more
Many Black pastors have said, “Thank you so much for writing this book.” Or young Black people who find themselves in evangelical spaces coming out of the Black church said, “There’s finally a book that helps me explain where I come from.”Read more